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James A. Bell

December 5, 1946 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 72)


James A. Bell, of Hewitt, TX passed away at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. A Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm Friday, July 5th at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, with Brother Billy Edwards officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Waco Memorial Park.  A Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 3rd at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.  

James was born December 5, 1946 in McLennan County to James C. and Wilma Bell. He graduated from Midway High School in 1965. James served in the Air Force for six years in Biloxi, MS, Glendale, AZ and Thule, Greenland. James retired from M&M Mars in Waco after 20 years of service. His hobbies included Golfing, Fishing, Pool, Dominos, Hand & Foot, and traveling with Annette.

James and Annette are members of Brazos Meadows Baptist Church in Hewitt. The family would like to express their thanks to all the deacons and special friends there for their love and support through this difficult time.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

James is survived by his wife of 52 years Annette Bell; daughter Lori Russell and spouse Robert; granddaughters Megan Rebando, Loren McAndrew; brother Lon Bell and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Providence Hospice staff Chelle, Kimberley, Shirley and all those that helped.

Memorials may be made to Brazos Meadows or your favorite charity. 

To send flowers to James' family, please visit our floral section.


July 3, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home & Crematorium
8220 Woodway Dr
Waco, TX 76712

Funeral Service
July 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Grace Gardens Funeral Home & Crematorium
8220 Woodway Dr
Waco, TX 76712

July 5, 2019

2:25 PM
Waco Memorial Park
6623 S. IH 35
Robinson, tx 76706

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