David Willard Bell

David Willard Bell

March 9, 2021, 85, La Grange –

David Willard Bell passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021. He was born in Greene County to the late Albert Bell and Pearl Lovitt Bell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Pauline Grady Bell; two sons, Jimmy Daniel Bell and Michael Franklin Bell; one brother, William; eight sisters, Gertrude, Fannie, Margie, Thelma, Grace, Essie, and Bessie; and his wife and companion of five years, Mattie Hobbs Bell.

David retired from Cherry Point where he worked as a sheet metal worker. He enjoyed many activities, including golfing, gardening, fishing, and eating a good meal.

A graveside service to honor and remember David’s life will be held at Fairview Cemetery in La Grange at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021. Family will receive friends for a time of visitation immediately following the service.

David is survived by his son, David Bell, and wife, Catherine, and daughter, Diane Bell Abel and husband, Virgil; grandchildren, David Daughety (John), Paul Daughety (Drue), Patrick Potter, Jennifer Anne Calderwood, and Jamie Bell; stepchildren, Doug and Patricia Noble, Joe and Gwen Harrell, and David and Jill Lee, and their families; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved canine pal, Buddy.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.