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BELL, Sr., Joseph R. age 79 of Dayton, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday morning, August 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, on June 20, 2011.He was also preceded by his parents, Albert and Catherine Bell, a sister, Jean Haws and a brother, Albert Bell Jr. He is survived by his children: sons Joseph R. (Bobby) Bell Jr. and Danny T. Bell and a daughter, Lori Ryan and husband Dirk, as well as a step-daughter, Teri Meade and husband Doug. Three sisters also survive him: Mary Ruth Schmalstig, Ardella Bell and Ethel Smith, as does a brother, Harry Bell and sister-in-law Thelma and husband Tex Johnson. Five grandchildren also survive him: Chris Bell, Amanda Bell, Chelsea Davis, Catherine Meade and Daniel Meade, as do two great-grandchildren. A graduate of Stivers High School, Joe was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving primarily aboard the USS Gardiners Bay. Prior to and following his service to his country he was employed at Graeff Hardware and retired from there. A memorial service will be held at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME Belmont Chapel on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM with Pastor Steve Kimpel officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 PM until the time of the service Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Heartland Hospice or any charity of the giver's choice in Joe's memory. Condolences for the family can be made at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2012
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