James Dwight Bell, 76, Warren, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at his residence. He was born on Sunday, Aug. 8, 1937, in Hartford City.
Jim graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1955. He worked at International Harvester for 31 years, retiring in 1986 and he also worked for Wayne Metal Products in Markle for 13 years before retiring in 2001. Jim was an avid carpenter, electrician and plumber. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. Jim was a Boy Scout Troop Master for several years and was also a member of the Salamonie Campers.
Survivors include two sons, Rick (Tina) Bell, Huntington and Ronald (Christie) Bell, Warren; two daughters, Donna Beavans, Bluffton and Rhonda (Ron) Poulson, Warren; two brothers, Nelson Bell, Andrews and Sherrell Bell, Columbia City; a sister, Shirley Wentz, Hartford City; his former wife, Joyce Buck, Celina, Tenn.; grandchildren, Travis Beavans, Bluffton, Jasmine Bell, Huntington, Ryan Bell, Warren, Amanda Seibold, Indianapolis, Jared Poulson, Warren, and Lukas Kaylor, Huntington; a great-grandson, Travis Beavans, Jr., and his dog, Mittens. He was preceded in death by his father, James Bell and his mother, Audrey (Sills) Bell.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren, on Friday, Oct. 25 from 2-8 p.m.
A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, with Pastor Dewey Zent and Pastor David Parker officiating. There will also be a calling one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Jones Cemetery, Warren.
Arrangements are entrusted to Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home.