Ray A. Bell, Age 93, of Clovis, NM died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX.
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Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 16th. & Pile Church of Christ with Pastor Garrett Bookout officiating.
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
Ray (Scrub) was born November 23, 1920, to William and Louisa Bell in Pleasant Hill, NM.
He married Peggy Lou Burnham on April 5, 1949. Ray, the second youngest of twelve children, is the last child of that family to pass away.
During his life, Ray worked as a welder in the California shipyards, joined the Army during World War II. He returned to New Mexico, working for the railroad and New Mexico Highway Department . Ray loved to work in the garden at the farm. He invented and built farm equipment, using his expert welding skills. He was a member of the 16th. & Pile Church of Christ.
Survivors is his son, William Ray Bell of Clovis, NM.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lou, and Bell family, parents, William & Louisa, brothers Adis (Dutch) Bell, Donald (Cot) Bell, Glenn (Skinny) Bell, Horace (Hoss) Bell, Lawrence Bell, Maurice (Fud) Bell, Millard (Mutt) Bell, sisters Genevieve Bell Randall, Gladys Bell King, Ruth Bell Doolittle, Wilma (Bill) Bell Smith.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Test and Dr. Darais and the nursing staff of the Medical ICU at Texas Tech University Medical Center for their compassionate care of Ray during his stay there.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com.
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd Clovis, NM 88101
Published in the Clovis News Journal on July 30, 2014