William “Bill” Claude Bell, Jr., transitioned into Heaven on September 20, 2021.
He was preceded in death by father, William C. Bell, Sr. and mother, Christine Poston Bell, Grandparents, Sue Jarratt Bell and Hubert S Bell.
Survivors are wife, Judi Williams Bell, Son William Jarratt Bell (Deanna), Granddaughters -Madeline Rebecca Bell and Abigail Lauren Bell; Sisters Elizabeth “Jaynie” Bell and Patty Ridenour; Brother-in-law Dennis E. Williams (Carol), Cousin Jan Bell.
Known by many of his friends as Bill or Billy, he retired from Ross/Abbott Laboratories and Rochford Bell Real Estate. He was an active member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church, where he served in the parking lot ministry, as a Board member of CASA and Children Are People, Kiwanis Club, Mason, and Gallatin Morning Rotary.
Bill never met a stranger and was a natural-born salesman. He was passionate about his family and “making memories” with them. He loved the Florida Keys and Tennessee Vols football.
Honorary Pallbearers are the Oakley/Louallen Sunday School Class at Hendersonville First Baptist, Eugene Williams, Tommy Bennett, Dick Davis, John Reynolds, Bill Watkins, Larry Odom, and Milton Keith.
A Special Thanks to Dr. John Sergent and Dr. Robert Miller, Vanderbilt University. Donations may be made to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital or the Arthritis Foundation.
A Celebration for Life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11 A.M. Visitation with the family will begin on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 3 P.M. until 7 P.M., and Friday, September 24, at 10 A.M. until service time.
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