Robert H. Bell, age 86, born May 2, 1924 died peacefully July 28, 2010 after a brief illness at Whitesboro Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born to Aucy Leon and Molly Reed Bell in Woodbine.
Survivors are wife Rose Bell; daughters Karen Young of Whitesboro, and Shirley Bolton and son-in-law, Robert Bolton of Lewisville; stepson Blake Nichols of Farmers Branch; grandchildren Derek Young of Denison, Jordan Young of Whitesboro and Cory Bolton of Denver, Colo. and stepgrandson Zack Durbin of New York.
He was a long-time member of North Hills Baptist church of Whitesboro. He married Mary Lois Marlin on Aug. 23, 1944 and was married 51 years upon her death in December 1995. He was also preceded in death by parents, Aucy and Molly Bell and four sisters Hazel Beaver, Sylvia Tepner, Lucille Hart and Edna Mann and brother John Reed Bell.
He was in the Army from 1943-1946 stationed in Italy as a guard. He retired in 1988 from Grumman Industries.
Services will be Friday, July 30, 2010, with viewing at 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. Service will be at 2 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Whitesboro Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. John Reynolds of North Hills Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Derek Young, Jordan Young, Blake Nichols, Zack Durbin and William Chambers.
Meador Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.