|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2008|
Robert Lee Bell, 82, husband of Dora Zember Bell, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ June 22, 2008, at his home. A lifetime resident of Keller, he was the son of the late Bernie Lee Bell and the late Katherine Leonard Bell. Mr. Bell enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17 and served his country during World War II aboard the USS Spencer. He was a carpenter, building homes all over the Eastern Shore. He was a lifetime member of Hollies Baptist, a member of the VFW Post 4856, and a 1943 graduate of Central High School. Other than his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Dorothy Jean Boutler of Melfa and Linda Sue Vreeland and her husband Leon of Hampton; five stepchildren, Arthur Bull and his wife Mabel of Chesapeake, Bonnie Nordstrom and her husband Ray of Pocomoke City, Md., Wanda Custis and her husband Paul of Painter, Darlene DeHart and her husband Robby of Pocomoke City, and J.E. Zember Jr. of Norfolk; four grandchildren, Tami Utesch of Wisconsin, Traci Johnson of Machipongo, Va., Chad Townsend and Cory Townsend, both of Hampton; 11 stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat- grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, James Marion Bell and a sister, Ellen Bell. A funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Hollies Baptist Church with Pastor Joe McKnight and the Rev. Jack D. Pruitt officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service in Hollies Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will join friends at Hollies Baptist Church at noon Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hollies Baptist Church, c/o Gwen Mears, P.O. Box 52, Onley, VA 23418 or to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 316, Parksley, VA 23421. A reception will be held following the service in Hollies Baptist Church Social Hall. Sincere thanks to his many caregivers from Hospice of the Eastern Shore and special thanks to Kim and Mary and Dr. Lloyd J. Kellam. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.
Hollies Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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Gare Kunert Allen
Added: Jun. 24, 2008