|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1939|
|Death: ||May 2, 2013|
Marion 'Sam' Bell passed from this life on May 2, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
He was a native of Cortez, FL, born Sept. 11, 1939, the youngest son of Manly and Floy Bell who predeceased him. He was a descendant of some of the early settlers of Cortez (Taylor, Bell). He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Kathleen Glidden Bell, two sons, Kevin Bell of New Port Richey, FL and Nathaniel J. Bell of Tampa, FL, grandsons, Nathaniel G. Bell, Sebastian Bell and Keaton C. Bell, brother, Ronald T. (Rosa Lee) Bell of Greensboro, NC.
Sam was a graduate of Manatee County High School (1957), Manatee Junior College (charter class) and the University of South Florida-Tampa (charter class). He was a Freemason, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner. Sam's passions were his family and the village of Cortez. His interests included classical music, reading, traveling, volunteering, and his many friends. He will be remembered by his sense of humor, his willingness to help others, and his wit. His working career consisted of a stint with Honeywell Aerospace where he was production coordinator for the inertial guidance platform for the Gemini two man space program. He then began his career in consumer products for several companies marketing a variety of products from paper to toiletries. The last 14 years prior to retirement he helped introduce self blood glucose testing to the American market.
Final Disposition will be a private family Burial at Sea. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in charge. In Memory of Sam, please make a contribution to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. or Cortez Village Historical Society. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Nathaniel Manly Bell (1910 - 1991)
Floy T. Bell (1913 - 1991)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Created by: Mgreen2
Record added: May 04, 2013
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