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Ronald Joe Bell

May 22, 1947 - July 23, 2021

Ronald Joe Bell of Garland, Texas passed away on July 23, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born on May 22, 1947 to Grady Leonard and Jessie Lee (Blackstock) Bell in Dallas, Texas.  Ronald graduated from Plano High School in 1967.  He married Macon Elaine Certain on July 14, 1967 in Richardson, Texas.  He loved fishing, camping and was an outdoorsman.  He also enjoyed solving puzzles and was a mechanic that loved to tinker with some of everything.  He was a member of Lavon Drive Baptist Church, where he served on the bus ministry for many years. 

Ronald is survived by wife, Macon Bell of Garland, Texas; sons, Nathan Bell and wife, Andrea of Rowlett, Texas, Joe Bell and wife, Sonya of Fate, Texas, and Samuel Bell and wife, Sandra of Bentonville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Jessica, Tristian, Amanda, Zechariah, Bryan, Kaitlyn; great grandchild, Penelope; sister, Nancy Dunivan of Greenville, Texas; and other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alvin and Vernon Bell; and sister, Elizabeth Foster.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Ronald’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/ronald-joe-bell. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s honor to the Ron Bell Memorial- Bus Ministry, https://myldbc.ccbchurch.com/goto/giving.


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Mr. Ron was a wonderful Christian man, just a short story I will share. Macon and Ron, myself and Dave were all visiting at Sam and Sandra’s house in Arkansas, he was working on his cell phone pretty intensely, finally Sam said “Dad what are you doing and do you need help” Ron calmly said I am paying my tithes. Wow that blow me away, first because I did know he was that savvy on how to do all that, second because he was on vacation. This was the type of person he was. That stuck with. I know he was very dedicated to the bus ministry. Thank you Ron for I could see Jesus in you for your faithfulness. We love you and you will be missed. Brenda & Dave Dave&Brenda Montiel, July 28, 2021 To the best dad a kid could ever ask to have guide him through life and teach so many invaluable lessons along the way. Your love is with me always and forever. Your buddy, Sam Sam Bell, July 24, 2021 You will be missed so much. Our family will never be the same without your kind heart and smile lighting up a room. I remember as a kid, saying are we going to see Macaroni instead of Macon and Ronnie. Macon, Nathan, Joe, Sam and all your family is in our prayers. I love you and you will be forever in my heart. Cousins Angie, July 24, 2021 Ronnie just know how much your family loved you especially all your cousins! Macon we all love you and your family and we will keep yall in our prayers! Robert Blackstock, July 24, 2021 I am very sorry for such a great loss. Truly, Ronnie was a remarkable Christian man who will be missed by many people. He had a good sense of humor, a great sense of family, and a huge heart. I know heaven has gained a great one! The family is in my prayers. Michael Mann, July 24, 2021