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Jerry Bell

October 31, 1955 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 65)


Jerry Allan Bell, 65, of Boliver, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born in Independence, Missouri on October 31, 1955, son of the late Drexell and Carolyn (Ford) Bell. Jerry spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, uncle, and friend. He was united in marriage to Leona Wood on March 18, 1989 in Naples, Florida. Jerry was employed with Mercy EMS in Springfield, Missouri. He joined the Mercy team in 2007 as a Paramedic in Lawrence County then transferred to his current position in the Emergency Services Communications Center. Jerry had a servant’s heart and served the people in Missouri in different capacities. He served as Fire Chief, Paramedic, Firefighter, EMT, mentor and teacher. He loved his family and friends very much and will be missed by all.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Leona Bell of Salem, Missouri; siblings, Cindy Small of Holt, Missouri, Janet Bell of Holt, Missouri, Carole Bell Brotherton along with her devoted husband and loving brother-in-law, Dale of Belton, Missouri and David Bell of Morriston, Arkansas; nieces; nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Drexell and Carolyn Bell and Grandma Joe.

Pallbearers include: Eric Small, Scott Small, Kyle Morgan, Jimmy Brotherton, Kenny Warden, Jamie Grigg and Christine Riley

Graveside services will be Thursday, April 1, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM at Morriston Cemetery in Morriston, Arkansas with Bro. Tom Doty officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to FNBC for the family in Jerry’s name.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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Graveside Service
April 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Morriston Cemetery
Morriston Road
Morriston, AR 72576

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