Howard Bell Jr.

Howard Bell, Jr.

Howard Lee Bell, Jr., 48, of Springfield, MO passed away in his home Friday, March 29, 2013.

He was married to Kim Hubbard May 17, 1986. Howard was a health teacher, baseball and softball coach at Glendale High School in Springfield.

Howard was a stand out baseball player at Parkview High School and Missouri State University formerly SMSU. For nearly 30 years he shared his love of the game with hundreds of young men chasing their own baseball dreams. As much as he loved baseball it never could compare with the love that he had for his girls. He wanted nothing more than watching them grow into the beautiful young women they have become. He loved his nieces, nephews and especially the younger generation Jake, Noah, Jacob, Will and Rose. He leaves behind a roster full of loving friends and family.

Howard was preceded in death by his grandparents Wallace D. & Ruby P. Noirfalise and Timothy & Mayme E. Bell.

He is survived by his wife Kim Bell; Daughters Keshia Pickens and husband Joe, Kameron Bell and future son in law Austin King, parents Howard Sr. & Patsy Bell; brother Darrin Bell and wife Chrissie and sister Tonya Roehrich and husband Pat.

Services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 - Opening Day - at 2:30 p.m. at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield with Reverend Josh Kitchin officiating.

Donations can be made in honor of Howard to the "Help Coach Bell Strike Out ALS" fund 5740 E. Meadowmere Street Springfield, MO 65809.

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Published in the News-Leader from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2013