Charles Edward Bell

February 6, 1923 - October 26, 2005

Mr. Charles Edward Bell, age 82, of Prosper, Texas passed away October 26, 2005, in McKinney, Texas. He was born February 6, 1923, in Prosper to Lawrence Emmett and Willie Meda (Talkington) Bell. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. On October 16, 1948, he married Ethelyn Szad at the Prosper Presbyterian Church. He was a lifetime member of the Prosper Presbyterian Church where he served as Treasurer and an Elder. Mr. Bell was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason as well as a 50-year Master Mason and Past Master of Lee Lodge in Prosper. He served as a Prosper City Councilman for several years. Additionally, he was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He is survived by his wife, Ethelyn Bell of Prosper; son, Tom Bell also of Prosper; daughter, Cindy and husband, Tom Brisko of Flower Mound, Texas; and numerous friends and extended family. His parents and brother, Galen Bell preceded him in death. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2005, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Prosper with Rev. John Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart or Lung Association and the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

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Our deepest sympathy to you in this time of sorrow. Edward Jones Investments Bill Hayes & Debbie Greenawalt Debbie Greenawalt, November 7, 2005 Sorry to hear about Charles. Since my parents, Charlene and O.B. passed away in 1997, I thought often of Charles, as Ethel and Charles were always my parents favorite friends. As a young child in Prosper I always thought of Charles as "Mr. Cowboy", a real Texan, but as I grew older, I really came to know him as a very gracious and humble man. He will be sadly missed by all who were so fortunate to have known this gentle spirit. Charles Lynn Beckner, November 4, 2005 Ethel, Everytime I have thought of Charles I have smiled or laughed. We shared many school parties and he was usually part of the entertainment. He kept us laughing! What a marvelous sense of humor he had. Charles was such a caring person that loved to share life stories. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. He was one in a million! I am a very fortunate person to have had the opportunity to know Charles. Polly Polly McKinney, November 3, 2005 Cindy and Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy, you were such the loving daughter and spent so much time helping care for your dad. He knew your love for him and felt it each day. Eventhough I didn't know him, you are a reflection of him so therefore he must have been a loving, caring, and special person because you are. Please express my sympathy to your mom and the rest of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I love you much!!! DeAnn B Dean, November 2, 2005 Cindy, although I didn't know your father, I know the abiding love a father brings to a family and I know the pain and sorrow that comes with the loss of a beloved father. My heart goes out to you and your family and my prayers are with you. May your special memories of your father keep you strong and may your friends' and family's love support you through this very sad time in your lives. Cheryl Rupert Locklear, October 31, 2005 We didn't hear of Charles death until late Friday,We are so sorry,we didn't know sooner. My fondest memories of Charles are the ones my Mother instilled in me. Of Charles coming out to get me at the car,at church, when she couldn't carry me after back surgery. I always loved him for the special care he gave to his freinds, and the twinkle that was always in his eyes. I am so sorry for the loss you must feel Ethel, Tom and Cindy, he was loved by many people. God be with you at this time.With Love Patricia and Ronnie Settle Ronnie and Patricia Settle, October 28, 2005 It has been said that the best apples do not fall too far from the tree. Having known Cindy's parents, it is much easier to understand why Cindy is such a beautiful and caring person. God Bless Kenlyn & Don Kenlyn & Don Lawrence, October 28, 2005 Charles Bell was the perfect Texas cowboy. He was funny, kind and forever charming. With an outspoken manner that somehow always made me laugh. I watched as my younger brother (his son-in-law Tom Brisko) and he became the best of buddies. I credit Charles Bell with being the best example of a good man there is. My brother married into his family and was a very lucky man. Charles showed him a man can be tough, strong and a good Christian all at the same time. God Bless you Charles.. I hope that they have "Apple Slices" in heaven ready and waiting for you. Love, Vikki Victoria H. Brisko, October 27, 2005 Our Charles will always be remembered as Mr.Texas! We are thinking of you all during this sad & stressful time. You are in our prayers. Much Love, John & Mikki Mikki & John McClintock, October 27, 2005 Cindy and Tom, I know this is a difficult time for you, but just know that you have many friends that care about you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have thought of you often and miss seeing you now and then.Take care and give my condolences to your family. Love, Irene,Andrea and Chris Irene B. Edwards, October 27, 2005 Dear Cindy and Tom, You are in my prayers during this time of loss. I love you both and I miss you! May the peace of Christ, which passes all understanding, be upon you. Love, Betty Betty Tomboulian, October 27, 2005 I have been fortunate enough to be considered family at the Bell home. I am so lucky to have many years of memories, holidays, and family gatherings with Charles and Ethyl. My son Joe and I are thankful for all the times he told us we were his family, too. He was the very best example of a husband, father, and man that Joe could have had growing up. We will miss him so much. LaVerne Mary Brookshire, October 27, 2005 Although I have lived outside Texas for twenty plus years, I have always been extremely proud of my Texas heritage. When anyone asks me what is a true Texan, my thoughts immediately bring Charles Bell to mind. To me he was & will always be the true definition of a Texan. His stature, his weathered yet handsome face, his feelings for his fellow man and animals on God's green earth along with the way he lived & loved life will always be remembered. Anyone who has had the privilage to have known Charles has been truely blessed. I have been blessed and will remember him always. May God bless and watch over Charles' loved ones during this difficult time. John Richard McClintock, October 26, 2005 EHTEL, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND SYMPATHY. YOU HAVE LOST A HUSBAND AND I HAVE LOST A 1941 GRADUATING CLASSMATE. THAT LEAVES ONLY FOUR OF THE 1941 CLASS STILL LIVING; WITH ME THE ONLY MALE. WISHING YOU GOD'S MOST COMFORTING BLESSINGS. LEONARD KRAUSS LEONARD - KRAUSS, October 26, 2005