Robert Glenn Bell, Sr.

June 7, 1940 - June 3, 2015

Robert Glenn Bell Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in his home late Wednesday evening, June 3rd just three days shy of his 75th birthday. He was born June 7, 1940 in Allen, Texas to H. Scott Bell and Margie (White) Bell

Lifelong resident of Plano and pillar of the community, Bob graduated from Plano High School in 1958 and enjoyed his first career at Texas Instruments lasting 18 years. Bob was a true servant who eventually turned his attention to public service. He was a member of the Collin County Republican Men’s Club and was re-elected 8 times to serve as Collin County Constable accruing 32 years of dedication to his community.

Bob’s reputation was one of integrity and honor. He had a genuine heart for people and always enjoyed being involved in helping others.

He had a love of classic cars and throughout his retirement years, he and his twin brother, Jim, could often be seen around Plano or at The Malt Shop in Anna in one of his classic cars. He could be found at Red Line, Yellow Belly Drag Strips, or car swap meets enjoying his favorite hobby with other old-car aficionados. He even did a little racing himself.

More than anything, though, Bob loved his family. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grand children any opportunity he got.

Bob succumbed to esophageal cancer after a valiant four-year battle.

Bob is survived by his brothers Jim Bell, who is his twin, of Plano, Scotty Bell of Mesquite, and Dan and Sarah Bell of Dallas; children, Robert Bell, Jr and wife Docia of Plano, Carlina Tesche and husband Alex of Sachse, Scott Bell of Canton, daughter-in-law, Tammy Lewis of Gun Barrel City, Stacey Augustin and husband Kris of Plano, Angelia Williams and husband Cliff of Fort Worth, and Holly McGee and husband Shawn of Garland; grandchildren, Robert Bell III and Joe Bell of Plano, Chris Tesche and wife Lidia and Stephen Tesche of Garland, Austin Lewis and wife Nadia and Scott Lewis of Gun Barrel City, Autumn Perry and husband Randy of Lively, Tyler Petree of Plano, Christian Williams and wife Melissa, Sarah, Jeremiah and Natalie Williams of Fort Worth, Alexandria and Madison McGee of Garland; great-grandchildren, Skylan , Mihalyn, and Branson Lewis, Gracie and RaeLynn Perry; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Judith Diane Bell; previous wife of 32 years, Mitzi Ann Bell; and parents, H. Scott and Margie Bell.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Rowlett Cemetery in Plano, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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Having known Bob from childhood and as an adult, I believe society has lost one of its best...always true, always kind, always helpful. My deepest sympathy to his family and I pray our Lord gives you comfort and strength as you move forward. Aline Conoly Dunn, June 7, 2015 The Loss of a Great Boss & Great Friend, has filled my Heart w/Sadness..Bob was a Super Guy & he had Many Friends..I was able to meet lots of his Friends while working for Bob..Everyone Loved Bob.. Bob I miss you Boss and Thank you very much for All you did for this Small Town Country Girl..R I P Boss Becky Elkins, June 6, 2015 As a retired Collin County employee, I will always fondly remember Bob. He was a true asset to Collin County. He always had a big smile and wonderful personality. Bob was a good man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Margaret Mitchell, June 6, 2015 Bob was a great friend, great to work for, and in our later years like a brother. So many great times visiting, working together, and riding the streets of Plano. RIP Boss man, you are loved and missed. Blessings to your family. Jim Green, June 5, 2015 Such an honor to have known a man with the honesty and integrity of Mr. Bell. He will be truly missed. Martha Henderson, June 5, 2015 To all the Bell family, we are praying that God grants you peace as you walk through this sad season. Bless you ! Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, June 5, 2015 The morning sun has dimmed as I just read a message on my phone that Bob Bell passed during the night. Some say that a man is fortunate if he has one true friend in his life...maybe so...but I have been blessed with many who I am privileged to call friend...at the top of that list is Bob Bell...we known each other as 'Plano Boys" for more than sixty years...walked together through good times and hard...shared victory and defeat...raised families and in the latter years reminisced with both tears and laughter...our last few visits have been with Bob in the hospital or in the care of his loving family who surround him in his home during these last days of this dispensation...to those who know Bob it is superfluous to say that he is a man of honor and integrity --- but it is true and I want to say it...men are reluctant to really express their feeling for another man but I bear my heart here and say openly that I love Bob Bell...I never had a true biological brother...but I have had Bob Bell and for that I am grateful...now, as he has crossed the finish line it can be said that he ran the race well... After a recent visit I asked Bob what I could do for him...his response still echoes in my mind...'Pray for my family Ken'...and so I have, do and will...see you again Bob, count on it. Blessings to each of you family members, our prayers are with you. Kenneth Wheat Bangs, June 5, 2015 I spent a lot great hours on the Plano Volunteer Fire Department with Scott and the Bell brothers. RIP, my friend Charles Robinson, June 5, 2015 Although I have not seen you for many years, I enjoyed knowing you. Rest well. Lyle Lyle Moyer, June 5, 2015