His brave battle with cancer ended, but his will to remain with his beloved wife and sons amazed each physician who monitored his treatments. He was of the Christian faith.
If you met “Ricky Bell” you were immediately drawn by his warm demeanor. His love of the mountains, sports, and all things related to the water seemed natural for his sons as well. We mourn the loss of this young father, husband, son, and faithful friend. He had been a local business owner, but his spirit soared as he completed his latest adventure as a pilot.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Inez Harrison Hill.
He is survived by his soul mate and wife, Gina Goins Bell of Cleveland; two sons: Camden Christian Bell and Kimsey Isles Bell, both of Cleveland; mother, Doris Harrison Bell Doney of Thompson Station; father, Frederick Acquin Bell of Jackson, Miss.; brother, Steven Douglas Bell of Franklin; aunt, Donna Harrison Cotner of Columbia; cousin, Steven Michael Hill of Smyrna, Ga.; two nieces; and special friends: Mike Patterson, Kenny West, Lee Lieburn, Ray Nichols, Steve Longley, and Mike Kimsey.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Spencer officiating.
Inurnment with military honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the columbarium of Chattanooga National Cemetery concluding with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, www.cancer.org.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bell family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.