May 24, 1922 - Jan. 7, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY George W. Bell passed from this life to his heavenly home on Jan. 7, 2013. He was born in Sardis, OK on May 24, 1922. He attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne, OK then graduated from Sequoyah Indian School in Tahlequah, OK. After graduating from high school he came to Okla. City where he lived until he was enlisted in the Army during WWII. He was wounded three times. He was married at the First Baptist Church on Jan. 11, 1947. They were to celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. George worked at the FAA for many years until he retired. He made many friends while working there. George was a devout Christian and served many years as a Deacon at Brookwood Baptist Church in Okla. City. He was an example of faithfulness and devotion to Christ and his church. He loved to fellowship with his friends at church. He loved his family and enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. He worked diligently to provide a good home for his wife and children. He loved to work in the yard and spent many years caring for his home. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn Ruth Foulks Bell; daughter, Karen Kimbley; sons, George Bell Jr. & David Bell; sisters, Ima Jean Horton and Edith Poe; grandchildren, Tim Kimbley, Christy Stover, Stephanie Delzer, Jeff Bell, Brittany Shinn, Destiny Stalcup and Athena Young; numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Silas R. Bell; daughter, Debbie Ann Bell; and aunt, Elsie Bohanon Norris. Visitation Jan. 9, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home. Services held 1:00 PM Jan. 10, 2013 at Brookwood Baptist Church with burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 9, 2013