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C. Ray Bell
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1941
Jackson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 2010
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

BELL, C. RayOf Nashville, Tennessee. Died Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Baptist Hospital of heart failure. Born in Scottsboro, Alabama on March 28, 1941 to William Preston and Pearl Bell, and raised in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Ray followed in his father's footsteps and started a career in construction after graduating from the University of the South with an honors degree in English in 1963. After working for a Shelbyville construction firm for six years, Bell moved to Nashville and started Ray Bell Construction in 1969, and later was part of the creation of Bell & Associates Construction in 1997. In total, Bell watched his companies build more than $5 Billion in construction projects over their 40-year history. The partners of Bell & Associates Construction, including his two sons, Brad and Darek Bell, will continue his legacy in the coming years. Ray Bell was also known for his devotion to giving back to such charities as the Arthritis Foundation where he was recognized for personally raising more than $1 million. He also was an active member and board member of such organizations as the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee Business RoundTable, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, The Hermitage Foundation, among other great organizations. He was also a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Ray is survived by his two sons, Brad and Darek Bell, along with their wives, Marilyn and Amy Bell; his three grandsons, Eli, Deuce and Cohen; his brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Francis Bell; his sister, Bonnie Bell; niece, Rita Bell Murrah; nephew, Tony Bell. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 1-2 p.m. with funeral services taking place from 2-4 p.m. There will be a private burial for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harris-Hillman Special Education School, 1706 26th Avenue, South, Nashville, TN 37212.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Joseph P Abel
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
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C. Ray Bell
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