GASTONIA - Fred Michael "Mike" Bell, 65, passed away June 16, 2014.
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He was born in Cleveland County, son of the late Carl and Lesta Virginia Beaty Bell.
He was preceded in death by a stepmother, Lib Norwood Bell; a daughter, Teresa Dawn Stepp, and a stepson, Tommy Deal Jr. Mr. Bell was retired from A&E.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Dianne Bryan Bell; children, John Michael Bell and wife Erica of Stan-ley, Michelle Cope and husband Bobby of Belmont, Darla Deal of Gastonia, and Darlene Deal of Clover; one sister, Teresa Ranson of Bristol, Tenn. and one brother, Mark Bell of Gastonia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Bell will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Pennell officiating.
Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly, NC is serving the family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 18, 2014