Loal Bernard Bell
September 18, 1925 – April 9, 2018
Loal Bernard Bell, 92, of Little Rock, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord, on Monday, April 9, 2018. He was born September 18, 1925, in Vandervoort, Arkansas, son of the late Carl Bernard and Jessie Marie (Cecil) Bell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Richa Dean Bell; his sons, Ray and Larry Bell; and a daughter-in-law, Wilma Bell Shue. He was Tech 4th Grade Company, B16th Signal Operation Battalion. Army veteran, having served in Japan and the Philippines. He was a radio operator and sharp shooter. He received the Victor Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. Loal was a member of South Highland Baptist church for the last few years and a long-time member of Rosedale Baptist Church. Mr. Bell was an EEG Tech at the VA Hospital for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing for crappie just anywhere. His family and church were very special to him; and he really enjoyed the family holidays at his daughter’s home. He was known for taking the first slice of his wife’s pecan pies to “make sure it was good.” Survivors are his daughter, Kay Fair Keltner and daughter-in-law, Linda Stanford; grandchildren, Hollie Kennedy and husband Bob; Ray Bell; Shana Banks and husband Gene; Selena Newby and husband Charlie; Joey Fair and wife Christina; and Amy Hopper and husband Cody. The family will receive guests from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00am, Thursday in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, with Brenda Sellers, Dignity Celebrant, officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. The family would like to offer a special thanks to his care giver, Delores Jenkins and Hospice Home Care. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care or the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- FUNERAL Thursday, April 12, 2018
Loal Bernard Bell
John & Beverly Lawrence
April 13, 2018
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We have fond memories of our Rosedale family which include you and your family. Loal and Richa Dean were wonderful role models. Our prayers are with you.
April 12, 2018
For Ray and the Bell family. Very sorry for your loss and know that you are in my family's prayers.
April 11, 2018
Papa would watch Judge Judy regularly.
Papa loved his sweets. Daily he would eat Nutty Buddies, little Debbie snacks.
Anytime Nanny, RichaDean, made a pecan pie, there would be a sliver gone because Papa, Loal, has to taste test it to make sure it was good for everyone else to eat.
Papa was a Christian man. Even in some of his last few weeks he asked and made sure those were saved around him.
He went fishing every week sometimes twice a week with his friend Virgil. They caught the biggest mess of crappie you’d ever see. Joey also remembers Papa’s was the biggest crappie he’d ever seen. His last fishing story was with his dad and the caught 6-8 each. He went fishing twice his last week on earth! Now if that fishing prayer isn’t true...
He loved the kids to come over he’d show them in the backyard and watch them play. He would point out the squirrels and birds. He loved watching God’s beauty out the window. He also loved watching his glow and beta fish. He cried when one died.
April 11, 2018
When leaving Papa would always tell me, “Drive easy!” I would respond that “I may not drive easy; I probably drive hard but I will be careful.”
I will forever love you and know I’ll see you again. I can’t wait to walk through the pearly gates and be in AWE!
So y’all “Drive easy!”