Richard H. Bell, 66, of Franklin Township passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Exeter, he was the son of the late Robert and Sylvia Hayden Bell.
He was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Vietnam War
, where he received numerous medals. Following his service, he was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of Vietnam, International Association of Airborne Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 396 of Wyoming, Dallas American Legion 672, and Disabled American Veterans-Mid Valley Chapter 11.
For many years he was employed by Coca-Cola as a mechanic.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; daughter, Cheryl Oster and her husband, Mark, Dallas, and his granddaughter, Lexie Oster; and sister, Sylvia Carol Simmons, Exeter.
A celebration of Ricky's life will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Interment will be at the family's convenience in Mount Zion Cemetery, Exeter Township.