William Jerry Bell was born February 6, 1958 in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in Corsicana, Texas, passed away on December 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Alva Gene Bell, Sr. and by his brother, Alva Gene Bell, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pamela Bell; mother, Genevieve Bell; sons, Jerry (Chance), Christopher (Rachel); grandkids, Tyler, Natalie, Kendall and Devan; brother, Robert (Donna), Scott (Brenda) and Jeff; sisters, Elizabeth (Roberto) Martinez, Brenda (Randy) Whitaker and Jeannie (Carly) Johnson and many nieces and nephews. William served in the U.S. Army from 1976-1979 in Alaska. He owned his own business, J. Bell Co. Siding and Windows. He loved sports of all kinds, especially the Dallas Cowboys, who was his favorite team; he was a diehard Cowboys fan. He loved his family, took care of his wheelchair-bound wife and he was an animal lover, especially his cat, Bea. William’s service will be Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 6:00pm at Chilhowee Baptist Center. William will be laid to rest on May 15th, 2020, at 2pm, at the Knoxville VA Cemetery. He will be escorted by the East Tennessee Patriot Guard Riders.
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