2737. Richard Eugene Bell
was born on 10 Jun 1958 in Portland, Oregon. He died on 10 May 2008 in
Midland, Midland County, Texas. He was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Midland,
Richard Eugene Bell, 49, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May
10, 2008. He was born June 10, 1958 in Portland, Oregon, to Loyd E. Bell and
Nora Helen Bell.
He has lived in Midland since 1970. He met and later married Shirley Jean Washburn
on January 30, 1976 in Midland.
Over his life he has worked for Tuboscope, Midland Roustabout and Kingdom Transportation.
At the time of death, he was employed with Lyden Transportation under J.B. Cason.
He and his wife worked as a team for 9 years. Richard "Dicky" was a
loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather "papa" who was so
devoted to and so proud of all his family. He met no stranger. He loved to make
Richard was a member of Cotton Flat Baptist Church, where he loved to be when
he came home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Thomas Bell and his in-laws
Mildred and L.R. "Shorty" Washburn.
Richard leaves behind his wife, Shirley Jean Bell of Midland; A daughter, Tasha
Ann Riddle and husband Larry also of Midland; A son, Richard Lea Bell and fiancée
Taryn Puckett of Ft. Hood, TX. Three granddaughters: Kathryn, Kori Beth and Kieran
Riddle. He is also survived by four brothers: Robert Loyd Bell, Donald Lynn Bell
and wife Tracey, Ronald Glenn Bell and wife Paula and Doyle Edwin Bell all of
San Angelo; Three sisters: Norma Jean Burt and husband Billy Alan of Fairborn,
Ohio, Lestera "Janie" Beale and husband Rex and Patricia "Trish"
Wright and husband Mickey; His in-laws that meant so much to him: Dale Washburn,
Phyllis and Gary Dyke, David and Carol Washburn and Terry Hasley; Numerous nephews,
nieces and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at Cotton Flat
Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Holeman and associate, Pastor Justin Thompson
officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. Family
messages and condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on May 23, 2008
He was married to Shirley
Jeane Washburn (daughter of Leland Washburn and
Mildred) on 30 Jan 1976 in Midland, Midland County, Texas.
(1772) Richard Eugene Bell and Shirley Jeane Washburn
had the following children:
LaTasha Ann Bell (Private).
Richard Lea Bell (Private).