Bobby L. Bell LUBBOCK- Bobby L. Bell, 85, of Lubbock departed this life for his Heavenly Father's House on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the South Plains Church of Christ, Mr. Jim Brewer, minister, will officiate. Burial will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors. Bobby was born on December 16, 1927 in Lubbock to Leonard E. and Era Viola Hacker Bell. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1945 and then joined the U. S. Marines. After his discharge, he returned to Lubbock and married Ella Wese Hooker on April 23, 1948 in Lubbock. He was a plumbing contractor and owned his own business, Bobby Bell Plumbing Company. His wife of 62 years preceded his in death on December 19, 2010. He was a member of the South Plains Church of Christ. Bobby is survived by his two sons, Danny Bell and daughter-in-law, Kelly of Lubbock, and J. Ted Bell and wife, Dina of La Grange, Texas; and brother, J. W. (Windell) and wife, Gene Bell of Lubbock. He was affectionately known as Dedee to seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and all of his neighbors and friends. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lubbock Children's Home.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 22, 2013