John Daniel Bell, Sr. peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born on September 22, 1927 in Scott County, Mississippi. He was the younger of two children born to the late James and Doshia (Forte) Bell.|
John was a resident of Akron, Ohio since 1955.
He was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Mary Roberson Bell; his parents; his sister, Sarah Autmon and his son Jesse Bell.
He is survived by his children, Bettye (James) Jenkins of Ruth, Miss.; John Bell, Jr of Cincinnati, OH; James Bell of Boulder, Colo.; Veronica (Kenneth) Bell Garnett of Trumbull, Conn.; and Carolyn Bell of Cincinnati, OH; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 853 Copley Rd., Akron, Ohio, and Rev. Horace Drake officiating. Friends may visit at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Procession will form at 540 Van Everett Ave. Akron, OH. Condolences may be sent to THE BELL FAMILY, 1109 Egan Hills Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45229-1113.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from July 6 to July 7, 2013