Hilton Leroy Bell, age 89, of Vandervoort, Arkansas left his earthly home on January 28th, 2019.
Hilton was born on top of Iron Mountain September 9th, 1929 to Thomas Arthur Bell and Ethel Underwood Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 57 years Betty Joan Bell along with three brothers Freeman Bell, Gene Bell, and Wayman Bell and two sisters Mabel Egger Powell and Mavis Rice.
Hilton received a Bachelors in Agricultural Education from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in 1956 and is known to countless students as Mr. Bell having taught at Van-Cove high school for 29 years and was a Broiler Grower for Tyson for 32 years. Hilton served in the United States Army for 14 months with a tour of duty in the Korean War earning two battle stars. He was recognized throughout his life for his principles, values and willingness to help his neighbors.
His greatest joy included his love for Christ which he shined brightly to a weary world, spending time in his beloved mountains and enjoying the company of his vast family and numerous friends. His love, strength, and stories of a time long ago will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by children: Chuck and wife Beverly Bell of Mena, Arkansas, Hershel and wife Pamela Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Belinda and husband Terry Williamson of DeQueen, Arkansas, and Betina and husband Carl Fair of Dardanelle, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Christy and Matt Cozart of Bentonville, Arkansas, Ryan and Ashli Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Brent Bell of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wendy and Patrick McDaniel of Mena, Arkansas, Clint and Tanya Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Jennifer and Bo Hayes of Cove, Arkansas, Shauna and Jacob Wagner of Mena, Arkansas, Cheyenne Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Kristen and Alex Wade of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Jeffrey and Lacey Williamson of Ashdown, Arkansas, Derinda and Jon Trobaugh of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monica and Rob Christopher of Conway, Arkansas, Kisha and Jarret Rogers of Bryant, Arkansas, Zack and Lili Fair of Springdale, Arkansas, and Isaiah Fair of Morrilton, Arkansas
Great-grandchildren: Colton and Courtney McDaniel of Mena, Arkansas, Kailey, Joey and Bradley Wade of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Hannah, Justin, and Gabriel Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Cooper and Kimber Hayes of Cove, Arkansas, Jordan, Hayden, Summer and Abi Wagner of Mena, Arkansas,
Henry, Caroline, John, and Harrison Cozart of Bentonville, Arkansas, Charolette Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Mallory and Olivia Christopher of Conway, Arkansas, Tyler and Alayna Williamson of Ashdown, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Mr. Hilton Leroy Bell will be Thursday, January 31st at 2:00 pm at the CMA Iron Mountain facility. Interment will follow at Gann cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. In lieu of flowers, donations to Vandervoort First Baptist Building Fund. Services officiated by Brother Kevin Jewell, Brother Gary Jewell, and Brother Donnie Jewell under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons
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