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Jimmy Hugh Bell

Shortly after 8AM July 28, 2009 Jimmy Hugh Bell lost his courageous battle with cancer. He lost the battle but he won the war because he is now an angel in the Army of the Lord. His faith never faltered no matter how great the pain. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He appreciated all the calls, visits, and cards while he was ill. Each one was truly a blessing to him. 
Jim was born June 28, 1939 in Rice, Texas to Lela Horton and Hugh Bell. He attended grade school in Rice and Corsicana and attended college in Waco, Texas. Jim entered the Army in 1958 and was a member of the signal corps in northern Italy. He still struggled with having to watch people try to escape from the Eastern Countries to the West and not being able to help them as the Berlin Wall was built. 
Jim loved hunting and fishing, especially deep sea fishing with his wonderful son, David. He was an avid reader and loved war stories, specifically WWII. 
Jim leaves behind his soulmate, Jo Ann Jennings Smith Bell, one sister Jess Mae Seaboalt of Ennis, his son David and wife Cindy. He had five grandchildren Kristina Anderson and husband Brandon, Warren McGrew IV and wife Andrea, Stephen McGrew and wife Jennifer, Jennifer McGrew and fiancé Brian Laha, and Brian McGrew. He had 2.5 great grandchildren Stetson Anderson, Samuel McGrew, and McNugget McGrew. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Lela Bell and daughter Debbie Byrd.
Pall bearers will be James Harry Jones, Jamie Barnes, Stephen McGrew, Brandon Anderson, Dudley Markham, James McClure, Buddy Greer, and Jackie Carter. Honorary pall bearers will be the men from Texoma Emmaus Walks 39 and 41. 
Conducting the services will be Rev. Danny Gurley of Trinity UMC and Rev. July Tecumseh of the Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference. 
Family Night will be Thursday July 30, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at Waldo Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Friday July 31, 2009 at Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of South Austin and Hwy 69, Denison, Texas. Burial will follow at Hall cemetery in Howe, Texas. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ?Kids Pantry? in care of the church. 
My Dear Jim, 
Although we only had five years, ten months, and nine days together, those were the best days of my life. My friends told me the first time they met you that you were a keeper and yes my love, you were. I never dreamed a person could be loved like you loved me and our lives were built around our love for each other and our love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest in peace. I love you, Jo Ann
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