Danny Hamilton Bell

November 13, 1947 - January 11, 2016

Danny Hamilton Bell of The Colony, Texas passed away on January 11, 2016 at the age of 68. He was born on November 13, 1947 to Henry Hamilton and Clara Margaret Bell in McKinney, Texas. Danny was a truck driver for over twenty-five years working for El Chico and Sara Lee. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard.

Danny is survived by his son, Richard Bell of The Colony, Texas; daughter, Jennifer Davis and husband Eric of Allen, Texas; grandson, Jack Davis; brothers, Donny Bell and wife Elaine of Garland, Texas, Michael Gingras of Salina, Kansas; nephews, Christopher Bell of Garland, Texas and Henry Bell of New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Terri Bell.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.

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Jennifer and Richard, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. The shock of Dan passing may never go away. Dan had a gift for gab. I think his favorite opening to a conversation was, “What you know good?” I am just one among many who will miss hearing his stories about growing up in Dallas, his time in the Air Force, or about his truck driving stories, his race car stories, or his love for all things Civil War. Also, I will not forget his corny jokes, and I can't forget to mention his t-shirt collection and boots, or his loud music. Also I will not forget that he would do anything for a friend. One night I found myself needing a ride home from Love Field, and he came out late that night to pick me up. When he got there he wouldn't take a dollar from me, he said he would never take money from a friend. Instead he said I could buy him a cup of coffee at Larry's and pay it forward in some way. For the rest of the ride we listened to some good old rock and roll ... :-). I'm thankful knowing that he raised you kids right. He really missed his late wife Terri, and I think in life he loved most of all being a husband, a dad and a grandpa. Farewell Dan Bell and thank you for your service to this great country. This is not goodbye sir, but I’ll see you again someday. Doug Havens, January 16, 2016 RIP my friend. Dan was a good friend of mine. I was actually looking at his Facebook page just last week. Because I had not heard from him in a little bit. My thoughts and prayers go out you all of you. I am very saddened, right now. And I know you are too. May God bless each and every one of you. I don't know if I can make the memorial, as my grandsons will be here. If not. just know I am praying for you all. Dan, till we meet again brother!! Dale R Bunch, January 16, 2016 My deceased husband Joe and I met Dan also at Larry's. Joe enjoyed talking to him so much. This is really a shock, now wish had been in touch with him sooner, had been wondering about him. Prayers to Richard and the rest of the family. R.I.P. Dan and we will see you again one day. Sharon Rouse-Eye, January 15, 2016 I was so sad to hear of your passing my friend and naturally my thoughts go out to your children, Richard and Jennifer. Miss being neighbors and having all the chats, parties, etc. we used to have in The Colony. Always enjoyed visits to see you while in Texas and you and the families visit to our home in Knoxville. I will always remember your great stories, your Friday night stops with a bag of Vidalia Onions or whatever else you came upon during your travels in the big rigs. You were a great neighbor, the best friend anybody could ask for and a great father to your family. I pray that The Lord will reunite you with your family and friends in heaven and will look forward to joining you there when my time comes. In the interim, this world will be a lesser place to live without my good friend Danny Bell living in it. Rest in Peace Danny. Chris & Sharon Chris Fabian, January 15, 2016 Dan Bell and I were friends for a number of years, yet I wouldn’t be able to recognize him if he walked up and sat down beside me. We never met. We became internet and FaceBook friends. I enjoyed talking about the military, politics, and cars with Dan. We seemed to agree on many subjects. I know that if we had lived in the same town, we would have been friends. I can see us sitting at the VFW arguing the merits of carburetors and fuel injection systems or arguing the best service, Navy or Air Force and Air National guard. There is an emptiness on the internet today. Farewell my friend. We will meet someday. Save me a seat at the bar. Garland Gray Davis, January 14, 2016 I will miss the stories, but will cherish the memories of laughter and fun. Rest in Peace my friend. Jim McKinney, January 14, 2016 Blessings of peace and comfort to Dan's family. Knew Dan from Larry's. What a nice guy. He will be missed. Sherman Gardner, January 14, 2016 Danny, I remember our conversations and cherish the times we would spent on the back porch, discussing everything under the sun and all the stories you’d share. You were a great story-teller. As if you didn’t know it already, I was rather fond of you. Your playful sense of humor and coupled with the free pass you offered on what others saw as “good taste” made you the one I’d always gravitate to at every gathering. Although I will miss your company terribly, you will always be in my heart. You were a wonderful human being, a loving father, proud grandfather and a dear friend. Thanks for sharing your life with me. “Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of trees.” – General “Stonewall” Jackson Eric Davis, January 13, 2016 Words fail me Daddy. I am at a loss and utterly heartbroken. You taught me to be strong, courageous, brash, outspoken, honest, rebellious, how to laugh, how to rock, and how to bang gears. What an amazingly lucky girl I am to have had you as a Dad. I could always depend on you to argue with me, laugh with me, rock with me, protect me, defend me, and give me the sometimes not so gentle push I needed to carry on. I love you, my Pops. Jennifer D., January 13, 2016 Although I can't be there, please know that I am there in my heart. Prayers for the family and friends. Dan was a friend and friends are missed when they part. Robert E Turner, January 13, 2016 Dan rest in peace you are in the arms of Terri. You were the best of friends that's why I chose you to be my Best Man. The delight you added to my life is immeasurable. Vince Putt, January 13, 2016