Jimmy Hugh Bell
SP4 US ARMY
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,
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
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