Kenneth Allan Bell

November 27, 1933 - January 18, 2011

Kenneth Allan Bell, Sr., age 77, of Plano, Texas passed away January 18, 2011. He was born November 27, 1933 in Iowa City, Iowa to George Bell and Marjorie Mae (Elder) Bell. Kenneth was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Kenneth worked at Rockwell/Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and in Richardson, Texas where he was a Logistics Administrator and retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Plano. He is survived by his wife, Leona (Le) Bell; sons, Kenneth Bell, Jr. and wife, Anne, Steven Bell and wife, Marka; daughter, Kathy Bridges and husband, Gary; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road, Plano, Texas 75074, with Dr. Joe Parker officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Friday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

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Le, I am so sorry to hear of Ken's death. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sincerely. Linda Wright Linda Wright, February 2, 2011 To all the Bell family - I remember your dad with great fondness. He was a tremendous presence growing up. I especially remember him falling asleep while driving Kathy and me to the mall!! That will always be a funny memory to me. May God bless and keep you in this hard time. Much Love, Cheryl Cheryl Lynn Williams, January 21, 2011 Ken was a special person and he had a kind, loving heart. Thinking back to our younger years we had the best time ever...sometimes just having dinner together, some times at Steak & Ale in time talking to Ken & Le when they were in Tea-ran I-ran...(texas spelling)...Ken get the place ready for us and we will see you again one you, and love Le, Patsy Patsy S, Jones, January 21, 2011 I have many fond memories of Ken performing very difficult logistics tasks in Richardson and in Norway and Denmark with skill and dedication. I'm sure Diane would join me with many memories of her own. My sympathy to discernKen's family and friends. Best regards, Jim Jim Price, January 21, 2011 The community will miss a great man. I really enjoyd knowing him at Rockwell. My thoughts and prayers are for the family. Jim Jim McLean, January 21, 2011 We have all lost a great friend! My prayers and sympathy go out to Le and the entire extended family. Your church family loves you and we loved Ken! Thomas Cunningham, January 20, 2011 May all the Bell family feel the presence of the Lord during this painful loss of their dear loved one. The passing of a loved one is a painful, though temporary, separation until all Believers will be reunited again. Thank the Lord for the fond memories, and keep those close to your heart. God Bless and sustain you all. George David Payne, January 20, 2011 I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray the sure hope found in the bible will bring comfort to your hearts. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear the voice of Christ and come out." (John 5:28,29 Acts 24:15) Yes, you will see your loved ones again because Christ will journey there to awaken them from sleep. (John 11:1,11-14,43,44) And the life to be enjoyed when this takes place is almost to wonderful to contemplate. (Revelation 21:3,4 Psalms 37:11,29 Micah 4:4) etc.. Ty M, January 20, 2011 steve and marka, mary and i are very sorry for your loss. we all hope to see your dad one day in the presence of our lord love russ russ kulle, January 20, 2011