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Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR

OBITUARY

Richard Walter Bell

August 22, 1952January 10, 2020
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Richard Walter “Rick” Bell, 67, of Barling, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020. He was born August 22, 1952 in Van Buren to the late G.B. and Marilyn Bell. He attended Bost School and worked at Abilities Unlimited until his retirement. Rick was a Special Olympian and was a member of the ARC Bowling League.

He is survived by three sisters, Mindy Houck of Alma, Angie Clegg and husband Jerry of Fort Smith, and Amy Przybysz and husband Tom of Dallas; eight nieces and nephews, and nine great-nieces and -nephews.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be his nephews, Daniel Houck, Scott Houck, Garrett Houck, Marcus Floyd, and Eric Przybysz.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Ashton Place in Barling, and to Dr. Michael Coleman, Sr. for his years of care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bost Foundation at www.bost.org.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Sberry Shumate

January 16, 2020

I will always remember his love of trains.
What a great laugh he had. 💕

Jennifer Johnson

January 14, 2020

I will always cherish my drawings from you and the memories of you serenading me, and our conversations of hopefully finding a way to eat Cracker Barrel together. Miss you buddy!! Fly high my forever friend

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