Philip W. Bell

  September 24, 1948 - May 6, 2015





Philip Wayne Bell, 66, of East Ridge, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Philip was born in Alexandria, Va. to the late Lewis and Mary Bell. He retired from the U. S. Army Military Police as a sergeant major, was past president of the Civil War Round Table
in Richmond, Va., and served on the board of directors for the Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries. He was also a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as the Fellowship Sunday School teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Shirley Kearney.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Janine Bell; children, Kimberly Dawn Bell-Schultheis and husband, Joseph of Nashville; Jeffrey Lewis Bell and wife, Miriam, of Catonsville, MD; and Kellye Simerley of Ringgold; grandchildren, Brandon, Liam, Jarrod, Ashley, and Cora; great-grandson, Connor; and sisters, Janet Moody of Soddy Daisy, and Laura Jenney of Rossville.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-1 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at the funeral home with Reverend Larry Dial officiating.

Burial will take place on Sept. 28th, 2015 with family and friends at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, Inc., 3480 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4630.

Donations received by LMVFM in memory of Philip W. Bell

Floyd & Sandra Broyles, Nancy Goldon, Walter & Eleanor Hodges, Home Builders,  Wayne & Mable Linder, Maj. Clifford Lippard AD, USAR, Ret., David Poston & Employees

Frederic Schultheis, Rachel Shipman, Patricia Sutula, Roger & Jody Ford.



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