Harold 'Russ' Bell Jr.
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Russell "Russ" Bell Jr., 70, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009,
at 4:20 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mr. Bell's graveside service will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.
Russ was a
lifelong trucker. Those 18-wheelers carried him all
across the country, but they always brought him back
home to his family.
He was born June 25, 1939, in Maroa to Harold R.
Sr. and Margaret Bean Bell. He married Glenda Newell
on Nov. 28, 1963, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son,
John Russell (and wife Vicky) Bell of Lincoln; one
daughter, Rachel Shannon Bunner of Lincoln; two
grandsons, Nick Bell and Brock Bunner of Lincoln; two
granddaughters, Kelsey Bunner and Angie Bell, both
of Lincoln; one brother, Art (and wife Janice) Bell
of Auxvasse, Mo.; and four sisters, Karen Hickman of
Auxvasse, Mo., Jeanette (and husband Bill) Caplinger
of Springfield, Mo.; Shirley (and husband David)
Smith of Russellville, Ark., and Debbie (and husband
Billy) Long of Fredericktown, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
Memorial donations may be made to the family and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
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