Wilbert Figley Bell
Apopka, FL - Wilbert Figley Bell, 97 yrs. old, died comfortably at his home in Apopka, FL on Sunday, July 25, 2021. He was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania to parents, Charles and Anna Christina (Figley). Wilbert had a playful nature for teasing others and loved playing cards or strumming country music on the guitar & singing. Whenever his grey eyes started to twinkle, we knew there was some devilment! Wilbert was always tinkering on a project even in his last week of life and was a self taught man in many ways. He loved figuring out how things worked and taught others younger practical skills. He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Longwood. Wilbert served our country during WWII serving in the Army 787th Field Artillery along with his twin brother, Tom. Wilbert was an electrician and worked at J&L in Aliquippa, PA, then at the Kennedy Space Center, PB&I in Rochester, PA, and Allegheny Plastics in N. Washington, PA before becoming disabled. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 yrs., Pauline (Buss), his son, David, and by his siblings Ruth New, Doris Haskins, Thomas and James. Surviving are his children: Deborah Carswell, Daniel Bell (James Watson), Dorcas Stewart, and Ruth Seals (Kenneth); 9 grandchildren: Christopher Carswell (Brittany), Tabitha Bowser (Wes), Amanda Haniwalt (Steve), Timothy Carswell, Audrey Seals, Jessica Swope, Sara Smith (Ricky), Megan Bell, Michael Bell; and 6 great grandchildren.
Published by The Beaver County Times from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2021.