Claude Wilson Bell
September 4, 1932 – March 20, 2020
Claude Bell, age 87 of Attalla, passed through the pearly gates on March 20, 2020. Morgan Funeral Chapel directing. David Carroll to officiate memorial service at a later date.
Claude was a long time member of Malone Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the Alabama School of Trades, specializing in auto body repair. Throughout his life, he worked for companies such as Kelton Auto Body Repair, Bowman Transportation, C&S Oldsmobile garage, and Dwight Mills. He was an avid golfer and enthusiastic Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Earline Bell, as well as his parents, Bessie and Festus Bell, and siblings, Stella Mae, Verlon, JD, Albert, and Arthur. He is survived by his sons, Steve (Peggy) Bell and David Bell, one granddaughter, 4 great-granddaughters, 2 great-great-grandsons, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Pitts, Kenneth Pitts, Donnie Hyatt, Jeremy Martin, Aaron Jordan, Burl Nance, and neighbor, Harold Collins
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Claude Wilson Bell
March 24, 2020
Claude was always the one cutting up with the kids at the family gatherings. He always had candy for the kids or would take them to the store to get candy. He was a good uncle to me and great-uncle to my boys, Jeremy, Eren and Jonathan. He will be missed by many! My sympathies for Steve and David during this difficult time.
March 22, 2020
My condolences to the family. I remember as a kid we would visit my great-grandmother and Claude would always take us kids to get candy from the store. He was always the one making us smile.