OBITUARY

R.A. Bell

May 11, 1929July 27, 2019
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Roy (R. A.) Bell 90, of LaGrange, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

He was a member of LaGrange Baptist Church and retired from Farmers Bank of Milton and Oldham County Bus Driver.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Theron and Gypsy Bell; sister; Patricia Humphrey and grandson, Aaron Patrick Shackelford.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Lou Bell, daughters, Mary Lynne Shackelford and Susan Potts (Brad); grandchildren, Sara Green (Steve), Katie Workman (Eric), Cameron Potts (Kerry-Lyn), Blake Shackelford (Stefanie) and Tyler Potts (Katie), 5 great grandchildren and siblings, Jean Shockey (Dorsa) and Paul Ray Bell (Bonnie).

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation from 4-8 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to Norton Children's Hospital Foundation, LaGrange Baptist Church or Hosparus of Louisville.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Cameron Potts

August 1, 2019

John Duvall`

July 31, 2019

Vibrant memories of R.A. at our many family get-togethers over the years: As kids during my visits to Lagrange, playing softball on Uncle Ray & Aunt Pearl's farm, at Grandma Bell's in Frankfort, or at the Baptist church picnics in Lagrange. I have been most fortunate to have had a flock of great cousins-- not the least of which was R.A.
John Duvall (Pagosa Springs, CO)

Darlene Scholl

July 30, 2019

I meet Mr. Bell at Farmers Bank of Milton. He was so witty & caring. It was a great honor to say I was his friend. My prayers for the family.

Anna Kovacs-Gortney

July 30, 2019

Mary Lou, you and the family are in my heart and prayers! God bless!

Jordan Hearne (Bruce)

July 30, 2019

Mr.Bell and I became friends during LaGrange missions when he was driving the vans. I always wanted to sit in the front seat so I could talk to him and hear about his life. I heard about the great flood in Louisville and how he met his bride. I am forever thankful for his sweet hugs on Sunday mornings and jokes with all the kids as they came through the door. It always amazed me that he knew all of their names. He will he missed by many!

Ryan Gossom

July 30, 2019

Mr. Bell was an amazing man of God. Our kids loved seeing him in the nursery hallway every Sunday and giving him a strong high five.

Kerry Parrish

July 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be miss’s at Oldham County High School games . He was always there to cheer them on .

Rausch Family

July 30, 2019

Mr. Bell was such a great man , we were blessed to have him in our lives, when we signed our daughters up to ride school bus home in the afternoon he jokingly said we had to sign them up for the morning as well, We informed him that the bus in the morning was our alarm clock 😊. Prayers to the family and friends.

Joe Clifton

July 30, 2019

Paul Ray & the Bell family: R A was a friend to all and Loved by Many. God Bless.

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Biography

Roy (R. A.) Bell 90, of LaGrange, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

He was a member of LaGrange Baptist Church and retired from Farmers Bank of Milton and Oldham County Bus Driver.

Preceding him death were his parents, Theron and Gypsy Bell; sister; Patricia Humphrey and grandson, Aaron Patrick Shackelford.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Lou Bell, daughters, Mary Lynne Shackelford and Susan Potts (Brad); grandchildren, Sara Green (Steve), Katie Workman (Eric), Cameron Potts (Kerry-Lyn), Blake Shackelford (Stefanie) and Tyler Potts (Katie), 5 great grandchildren and siblings, Jean Shockey (Dorsa) and Paul Ray Bell (Bonnie).

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation from 4-8 PM on Wednesday.

Memorials to Norton Children's Hospital Foundation, LaGrange Baptist Church or Hosparus of Louisville.