SSG (Ret) Raymond Mike Bell
January 11, 1941 – November 21, 2021
SSG (Ret) Raymond Mike Bell passed away on November 21, 2021 at Navicent Baldwin Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.
A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 26, 2021 in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.
Mr. Bell faithfully served his country in the United States Army for over 20 years. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Bell received the following decorations, medal, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Star and 3 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, 7 Overseas Service Bars, Expert (M-16) Expert (.45 Caliber Pistol), Meritorious Service Medal, 6 Service Stripes.
After Mr. Bell retired from the Army, he worked at being a master tool craftsman. In other words, he was a master at anything he set his mind at and did a good job at it, no matter the task. Mr. Bell laid down his tools and became a master at being retired. He enjoyed watching TV, this became his favorite past time.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Liz Bell; his wife, Margaret Cox Bell; his daughter, Sandra Bledsoe Bell and his brother, Frankie Bell. Mr. Bell is survived by his daughter, Mary Dunn; son Andy (Lacey) Bell-Andy’s children: Dalton Bell and Hannah Bell; his grandson, Jonathan Dunn (Shelby Castleberry); and his brother, Shorty Bell of Flomaton, Alabama.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Bell family.
Graveside Service with Military Honors
Friday, November 26, 2021