William C Bell

November 16, 1922September 2, 2012

BELL, William C., Sr., age 89 of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lafollette and was retired from the U. S. Postal Service as Superintendent of Mails of the Southeast region. William was a 3rd Degree Master Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He served with the US Army during World War II. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Amy Bell; beloved wife, Helen R. Bell; brother, J.C. Bell and sister, Helen Ridings. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Robin Bell, Dr. Donald and Beverly Bell; granddaughter, Becky Bell Siedler and husband, David; grandson, Jonathan Bell and wife, Lisa; 4 great-grandsons, William, Spencer , Louis Bell, and Jonathan Thomas Siedler ; sister, Jeanette Smith; several nieces and nephews. Service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN., 37919, and Horse Haven of Tennessee, P. O. Box 22841, Knoxville, TN., 37933. Condolences may be offered at


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Harold and Fay Ray

September 12, 2012

We share your sorrow and will miss Mr. Bell. Sending prayers for your comfort and peace at this time of loss. (neighbors)

Robert, Kristi, and Dorothy Newcomb

September 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bill, and all of your family.


September 7, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel honored to have met Mr. Bell while he was at Blount TCC. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jeff McMurray

September 6, 2012

"I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer. We can always find comfort in the Lord." Jeff McMurray

Gwen Mynatt

September 6, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Trina Polston

September 6, 2012

I know what a difficult time this may be for your family; however, remember that Doug and I are praying for you and your family. If there is anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to call. You are in my thoughts and prayers in the months to come. Trina Polston

September 5, 2012

Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. God is our refuge and strength a help that is readily to be found in times of distress. - Psalms 46:1

Cindy Arp

September 5, 2012

Dear Bill and Family,

So sorry to hear of your recent loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Cindy Arp

September 5, 2012

So sorry for the loss in your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Debbie Woodall (Knoxville, TN)

Kim Hurst

September 5, 2012

Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.