OBITUARY

Mr. Charles Gilbert Bell

February 27, 1948November 17, 2010

Charles Gilbert Bell, 62, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in a local hospital. He was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church. Charles was a graduate of Brainerd High School class of 1966; received a degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University and Masters in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee Tech. He had been a school teacher at Rockwood High School, band director at Red Bank High School for 6 years and retired from Marion County High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Gilbert Bell, Jr. and Ina Rowe Bell. Survivors include his former wife, Debbie Mowery; step-daughter, Angie Ellis and her husband, Chris of Red Bank, TN; three step-grandchildren, Haleigh, Hannah and Joseph Ellis; two brothers, William Alexander Bell and his wife Norma of Hendersonville, TN and Rowe G. Bell and his wife, Wanda of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Saturday at Chattanooga Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Friday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 20, 2010
REMEMBERING

Mr. Charles Gilbert Bell

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Bobby Walden

November 20, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Your family visit to us here in Florida was always such a pleasure. Will never forget the times we had down by the pond, and the creek, and the visits with Granny. He will forever be in our memories and hearts.

Chip Chapman

November 20, 2010

Charlie (it seems so strange to NOT call him Mr. Bell ) was indeed a great teacher. I was in the RBHS band and indeed learned a lot from him. It's funny how what you learn in band carries over into broadcasting. And I agree with Tara - I think he touched more lives that he could've ever known.

Deanna Parker Lovelace

November 20, 2010

Mr. Bell was my band director at RBHS from 1979 to 1982. His passion for music made my band experience so wonderful. He was an excellent educator who inspired me to continue my music endeavors.

Joan Smith

November 20, 2010

I was in band at Red Bank, graduated in '79. Band was the highlight of my high school years. He made it so much fun! He was a very good band director and a great guy.

Heather Simmons

November 20, 2010

My prayers are with Mr. Bell's family. I am a former student of Mr. Bell's from MCHS and had the pleasure of working with him there until his retirement. He was such a character!

Matthew Wilks

November 20, 2010

What a wonderful mentor...I remember the quality of his work ethic that shined across all of our band shows...we were all brought together in the RBHS Band by him, and he had such a dry, sarcastic wit!! He is truly a man that has touched many lives, and shall be missed by all....
Matthew Wilks

Tara Shevlin Fain

November 20, 2010

I had such great times in the RBHS band from 1976-79 and Charlie Bell was a great part of that. As the drum major, I had a unique opportunity to work more closely with him as his "right hand" - he was always so laid back, telling me to handle it...whatever 'it' was. I guess many times he had more faith and confidence in me than I did! Band was such a huge and formative part of my life - a time filled with laughter, tears, sweat, pain, frustration, excitment, and great pride and sense of accomplishment and solidarity. Charlie touched more lives than maybe even he knew. He will be missed but his legacy will carry on through those he taught.

Sonja Smith Allison

November 20, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Bell's family. He was a great teacher and did an awesome job with the band while at RBHS! We will always carry good memories with us of our time spent in his marching band!

Greg Goodman

November 20, 2010

Charlie Bell left a lasting impression on my life. He was an educator and friend that I will never forget.

Greg Goodman
RBHS Band 77 to 80

Wendy Myrvold

November 20, 2010

The band was the only thing that kept me sane in high school. It was a haven for us non-football/cheerleader types. Our football half time shows were spectacular. And I'll never forget the thrill of being in the parade at Disney World. He built a very amazing band program at Red Bank High School. Mr. Bell had a huge impact on my high school years and I will never forget him. Wendy Myrvold, Class of 1979.