Walter (Tommy) Thomas Bell

06/11/1938 – 12/24/2019

Obituary for Walter (Tommy) Thomas Bell

Walter (Tommy) Thomas Bell, 81, of Green Ridge passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. He was born on June 11, 1938 in Kenton, OH the son of James I. and M. Mildred (West) Bell, who preceded him in death.

On August 24, 1957 in Sedalia, MO, he was united in marriage to Jacquelyn L. Kendrick, who survives of the home.

Tommy moved to Green Ridge in the mid 50’s and was a 1956 graduate of Green Ridge High School. He was a member of Green Ridge Presbyterian Church, a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of Granite Lodge #272 AF & AM.

Tommy poured his heart and soul into his work. He farmed, bought and sold land, owned and operated small business’s, and flipped houses. He loved to trade, no matter what it was. Tommy enjoyed his classic cars and spending the winter months with Jackie in South Texas and Arizona. Tommy had an ornery streak and loved a good practical joke.

In addition to his wife Jackie, he is survived by two sons, Steve Bell (Jennifer) of Boonville, MO and Larry Bell (Lea Anne) of Green Ridge, MO; a daughter, Lori Larimore (Mike) of Green Ridge, MO; eight grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 nieces; and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James W. Bell and H. Kenneth Bell; and a niece.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Green Ridge Presbyterian Church with Pastors Randy and Dianna Marcum officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m until service time at the church.

Burial will be at Green Ridge Cemetery immediately following services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Green Ridge Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

Services

29
Dec

Visitation

01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Green Ridge Presbyterian Church
407 S Main St
Green Ridge, MO 65332
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29
Dec

Funeral Service

03:00 PM
Green Ridge Presbyterian Church
407 S Main St
Green Ridge, MO 65332
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29
Dec

Burial / Interment

04:00 PM
Green Ridge Cemetery

Green Ridge, MO 65332
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Condolences

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping the whole family on my prayers!
– Pastor Emily
I had a lot of good times with Tommy trading, buying, selling, working on old cars, and flipping houses. We worked good together. I will miss him. My prayers are with the family.
– Thaddeus Cox
I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you Your in my prayers
– Diann Grable

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