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3915 Dacoma St.
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Houston, TX 77092
Phone: 713-344-0764
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Richard Bell

Richard Bell

Friday, May 12, 1933 Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Obituary for Richard Phillips Bell

Richard P. “Blimp” Bell died peacefully on August 21, 2019 in Houston, Texas at the age of 86.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret; son Rick Bell and wife Jeanette; daughter Julie Hardegree and husband Scott; and grandchildren: Nicole, Chelsea, Austin, and Hayden. He is also survived by his two brothers, Jack Bell and wife Sherry; Don Bell and wife Sally; and his sister-in-law Marty Bryant as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Known to friends as Dick, he was born on May 12, 1933 to Captain Charles and Ruth Bell and grew up in Willis, Texas. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1958 with a degree in Industrial Arts and was a charter member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity chapter. He married Mary Margaret Williford in 1956 and resided in Houston.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family camping, motorcycle riding, and boating. Although he will be greatly missed, he left us all with a legacy of wonderful stories and memories.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 30th at 11:00 am at Oaks Presbyterian, 1576 Chantilly Ln. Dick will be buried at the Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

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    August 30, 2019 | 11:00am
    Oaks Presbyterian
    1576 Chantilly Ln
    Houston, TX
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    August 30, 2019

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Maureen Bednorz Nadolski, Diane, Lisa, Lorri, Gina and Jana , and other have planted trees to honor the life of Richard Phillips Bell.
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Maureen Bednorz Nadolski

Don, Sally and the Bell Family, please know my heart breaks for you all. Sounds like Dick was an awesome man and will be greatly missed. You'll remain in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sherlyn Cartwright

I am so so sorry about Don's brother. Praying for family.
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Diane, Lisa, Lorri, Gina and Jana

In loving memory of Mr. Dick Bell.
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Tom Slonek

Dick was one of those people you loved to talk with. There are not many people like him.
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Tom and Bea

We had so many good times with Dick. We were so lucky to know him. The laughs were many.
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