Funeral services for Mr. Donald Bell were held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jewett with Bro. Allen Crosby officiating. Interment followed at Jewett Cemetery.
Mr. Bell passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco.
He was born in Houston and worked for Occidental Chemical for over 40 years until he retired. Donald married his wife, Cecelia on July 2, 1966, and shared over fifty-one years of marriage together. They moved to Marquez in 2012 and attended First Baptist Church in Jewett, where he served as a Deacon, played the guitar and sang. He also previously served as a Deacon at Allendale Baptist in Houston. Mr. Bell was an avid golfer, loved to read and enjoyed nature walks on his land. He also loved attending his sons’ and granddaughters’ sporting events. Donald was known for his great sense of humor and writing funny songs, cutting up and jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Bell of Marquez; two sons, Michael Wayne Bell & wife Jennifer of Bullard, and Jeffrey Eugene Bell of Bullard; two granddaughters, Katie Bell & Reagan Bell, both of Bullard; one sister, Margaret Grein & husband Leo of Jersey Village; one brother-in-law, Billy Ray of Huntsville; one sister-in-law, Donna Lloyd & husband Frank of Lake Limestone; mother-in-law, Wilma LeBlanc of Huntsville; other relatives and friends.
Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents, James & Ina Bell; one brother, James Bell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to:
First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 263, Jewett, Texas 75846
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