1917 - 2015 Tom Bell, 97, of Spurger, Texas went to his Heavenly home Tuesday, February 24, 2015. He was born May 9, 1917 to Jesse and Maude Bell. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Pentecostal Lighthouse in Silsbee, TX. Burial will follow in Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, TX. Dad was in the United States Army and served during WWII, and was extremely proud of his service to man and country. He was an auto mechanic, and often called a Tom of all trades. He also was a cook, learning from the Army, and refining his skills into the best home-made cinnamon rolls, pecan pies, and most notably his coconut cake. Woodworking also became a passion when he learned it well into his eighties. He became great and would build a piece of furniture he liked rather than buy it. Dad is survived by his sons Thomas Bell and wife Teresa of Spurger; Dan Bell and wife Linda of Lumberton, Russ Bell and wife Lois of Katy; Barry Bell and wife Barbara of Silsbee; daughter Cherry Bingham and husband Bill of Katy; brother Rev RP Bell of Lumberton; sister Jimmie Wood of Porter; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Earline Bell; parents Jesse and Maude Bell; brothers Clyde Bell and Jesse Bell; sisters Helen Womack and Mattie Cobb; grandson Josh Watts; and daughter-in-law Rita Bell. He will be deeply missed.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2015