April 25, 2017

Jerry Bell – Bedford
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January 14, 1959 – April 18, 2017
Jerry Bell, 58, of Bedford, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his residence.
Born January 14, 1959, in Springfield, MO, he was the son of Custer Bell and Norma (Webster) Meeks. He was the owner and operator of the Vacuum Center in Bedford since 1980. He was a member of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Monroe Co. Builders Assoc. and VDTA.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Meeks, of Camdenton, MO; two sons, Jeff Bell, of Bedford and Jason Bell, of Bloomington; a daughter-in-law, Carrie Brinson Bell, of Bloomington; grandsons, Cohen and Bennett Bell, both of Bloomington and Stanlee Bell, of Bedford; three brothers, Wayne Bell, of Camdenton, MO, Randy Bell, of Bedford, TX and Troy Meeks, of Texas; a sister, Cindy Jorgenson, of Dallas, TX; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Custer Bell and step-father, Douglas Meeks.
We will have a memorial service from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life from 4 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at the Gillen Post #33 American Legion where we will share food, happy memories, cry, hug, and console one another. We all loved him and will find comfort in being together in our time of mourning.
His wishes were to be cremated. He wanted you all to remember him with his huge smile and happy personality.
Following the celebration, his brother will take him to Missouri to rest in peace next to his father, Custer, who he loved, respected, admired, and who taught him to be the wonderful father and grandfather he will always be.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.