Alex Coleman "Alec" Bell
1949 - 2019
Cox-Rowley Funeral Home
4180 Canyon Dr
Amarillo, TX
Alex Coleman "Alec" Bell, 70, of Amarillo, died Friday, November 8, 2019. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Bell Ave. Church of Christ, 1600 Bell St. with Dean Whaley of Sunset International Bible Institute officiating. Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday at Dozier Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Dr. Alex was born October 2, 1949 in Wellington to Guy C. and Mildred Bell. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1968. He went on to earn his bachelor degree in Ag Business and Economics from West Texas State University. Alex worked throughout high school and college at the stockyards sorting cattle, as well as the LX Ranch and Fain Ranch. He became an excellent farrier, and often shod 20 head of horses daily. Alex married the love of his life, Jeri Stephenson on September 4, 1970. He worked for Amarillo Livestock, USDA, and Birko, before landing at StartKleen, where he was a chemical sales rep. for many years. Alex was a warm and compassionate husband, father, and grandfather. He was loving, patient, and kind. He had a special way with animals and children. He was a dedicated Christian man and led countless people to Christ. He lived in such a way to daily strive to live as Jesus wanted us to live and not boast. He led his family to Christ in a peaceful and loving way through grace and forgiveness. We know that when Alex met his Savior, he heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant". Alex and Jeri were members of Central Church of Christ where he served as deacon. They later moved to Bell Ave. Church of Christ, where they have been for the past 20 years. Alex served on the bus ministry there. He has been a member of Will Rogers Range Riders since 1993, serving on the board several times over the years. He served on the fair rodeo board as past rodeo chairman, and was one of the founders of the Texas Cowboy Rodeo Association. Alex was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Marqueitta Bell. Survivors include his wife, Jeri Bell; two daughters, Alexis Bell of Amarillo, and Amy Pitt and husband Jesse of Mount Juliet, TN; two brothers, Guy H. Bell and wife Michelle of Amarillo, and Byron Bell and wife Jayne of Wellington; two sisters, Jeanette Stradley and husband Bud of Denton, and Judy Sturgeon and husband Terry of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Coleman Whittenburg, Hailee Bookout, Alex Pitt, Jessy Pitt, and Julia Pitt. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, at

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Published by Amarillo Globe-News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2019.
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Cox-Rowley Funeral Home
4180 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX
Graveside service
Dozier Cemetery
, TX
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I recently learned of the passing of Alex and we worked together for several years. He was a good Christian, husband, family man and Cowboy. I always admired him on his faith and convictions. To the family my heartfelt condolences .
Steven Groff
December 8, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 13, 2019
To the entire Bell family our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time .
Sharon Bowen
November 12, 2019
Bless you Jeri and all your family until you all meet again Gods watching over you!Im so thankful that you all had a beautiful and very blessed life and you always will, what an excellent family love y'all, take care and God Bless!He will take care of you!I know it has to be the hardest thing you had to go through I'm sorry!He will be watching over you there a lot to be so great full for the best life ever !'m
Donna Lawrence
November 12, 2019
Alec was a great guy, a true gentleman, and a cowboy. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with him when we were board members at Range Riders. I always admired his character, it was top-notch. Condolences to the entire Bell Family on their loss.
Dave McBride
November 12, 2019
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones who passed away in death . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
November 12, 2019
Michael Brown
November 12, 2019
Jeri, Please know we are lifting you and the entire family in prayer. Keeping you in our hearts and we know Alec is now at home with Our Lord and the Angels are rejoicing. Love you, John and Beverly Stinson
Beverly Stinson
November 12, 2019
Continued prayers for family and friends. May God comfort and bring you peace.
Rebecca Byars
November 12, 2019
Certainly blessed as friends of Alec and Jeri. We will pray God's tender touch over all the Bell family. Max & Regena Ladd
November 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for your family.
Bobby Sizemore
November 11, 2019
So very sorry... wonderful man... will be greatly missed
Tom Blakeney
November 11, 2019
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