Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Anthony “Ronnie” Bell, age 68, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sally Harvey officiating.
Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the Bell family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday, and from 11:00 AM until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bell passed away on Tuesday, June 25 at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas in Nashville, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Bell was born in Chattanooga, TN, the son of the late Roy Lyndell Bell and Wilma England Bell. He was raised on a dairy farm where he learned a strong work ethic.
In high school, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America and served as a club officer. He began his work career by delivering fuel for W.H. Dance Oil Company. He then operated the family dairy. He was owner/operator of Bell Backhoe until 1998 when he transitioned to his current business known as The Drum Man II.
He was a former board member of the Coffee Farmer’s Co-op. Ronnie was a member of the Blanton’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where he held various leadership roles. Ronnie currently served Coffee County as a Road Commissioner. He enjoyed working in his greenhouse and took pride in his yard. He loved country and gospel music and spending time with his family and his basset hound, Bozo.
Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lynn Landers Bell of Manchester; two sons, Todd (Amanda) Bell and Mark (Margaret) Bell, both of Manchester; one daughter, Tammy (Aaron) Jernigan of Beech Grove; one brother Rennie (Barbara) Bell of Manchester; five grandchildren, Andrew (Jamie) Jernigan, Jeremy (Megan) Jernigan, Brady Bell, Kaylen (Chuckie) Kochans, and Ally Bell; and four great grandchildren, Rylan Kochans, Aleigha Stacy, Julien Jernigan and Alivia Jernigan.
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BELL FAMILY