Rex Bell was born in Rutledge, Alabama to Willie Lee and George Bell, the second of three sons, on December 4, 1923. He shared 50 blessed years with his late wife, Annie Laurie Bell. He was joined in holy matrimony with Louise M. Dillard on March 4, 2003 and spent the next 17 enjoying life with his loving wife.
On April 26, 1944 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was sent to France during WW II. While serving our country he earned an Army Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a WWII Service Medal in his eight years of service to our country. He enjoyed bowling, dog & horse racing, day trips, exploring new places, playing cards and watching baseball, tennis and golf and a myriad of other sports. He was always learning through reading, watching PBS and working towards mastering the French language. He read the Bible faithfully on a daily basis, living out those truths through his actions, words and demeanor. He was a blessing to all those he met.
He departed this life on November 19, 2020.
Rex will be greatly missed. He leaves to cherish his memory in Cincinnati: his loving wife, Louise M. Bell; her daughter, Patricia Powell and her grandchildren, Angela "DeeDee" Hollingsworth, Robert Louis Hollingsworth, Cassandra "Sandy" Broach, Tapiwa "Kandy" Girton and Darrell "DJ" Powell. In Alabama and other states his nieces and nephews, Alanders, Cecil Dewayne Bell, Cassandra, Eric Bell, April, Sabrina, Verti Williams; cousins, Helen Brunston, Jim Eaton, Cassandra Mo and Zoe Gentry will miss his presence.
Visitation is from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Walker Event Center, 3939 Reading Road (Corner of Reading and Paddock), Cincinnati (45229). The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 11:00 am. Everyone attending must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Interment will follow at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428.
In keeping with the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions masks are required in order to enter the service and social distancing must be practiced. Please be prepared to comply for the safety of all.
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