Eric Richard BELL

July 13, 1949April 8, 2019

Eric Richard Bell, 69, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Eric was born on July 13, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Harold Richard Bell and Dolores Cortes Bell.

He was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School where he left shortly after graduation to join the Air Force to study Survival and logistics at Streets of New Orleans/U.S Air Force/Dept of Navy & Def. Logistics Agency. Eric served in the United States Air force for 13 years and then with the Federal Government until his retirement.

Eric was predeceased by his parents Harold and Dolores Bell, and his sister Karen Bell Faciane. Eric is survived by his beloved wife, Caroline Cooper Bell, a son Richard Lowie (Kenni), three sisters, Kathleen Bell Dunkley Stephens (Ken), Barbara Bell Patten (Bobby), Brenda Bell Bishop (Robin), a brother Henry Branch Haines and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

As an avid Miami Dolphin fan the Dolphins have truly lost their biggest fan. We're sure he will be watching every game from above and hoping for a win. A private memorial will be held by the family at a later date.

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.


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Kathleen Bell Stephens

April 15, 2019

Memories of a brother who watched your back. Always there for me, keeping me on the straight and narrow. Always a big teaser, joke teller and many tales of personal experiences. Liked playing board games and best pool shooter I ever witnessed. He was the best, I will love and miss him for the rest of my days

Sandra Dunkley Campbell

April 14, 2019

A sweet, gentle giant of a man, always with a smile. And one crazy margarita maker! He loved his wife and family and his home. He will be greatly missed. God bless you.

Barry Dunkley

April 12, 2019

Worst margerita maker ever, but nobody turned ‘em down! Straight up guy who spoke his mind and respected others opinions. Good man, fun man, good pool player, good friend. Sad he’s not here. Cheers, brother.

Wayne Cortes

April 12, 2019

I remember when Eric can to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and sitting at the table eating red beans and rice and talking about Aunt Dee and the times growing up in Louisiana. Going to miss that fun loving cousin, he can't be replaced.