Mr. Loyd Malcolm Bell, age 72, formerly of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Greenville, North Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at Jan Lee Baptist Church, Burkburnett, Texas, with Pastor Mark Simons officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mr. Bell was born in Iowa Park on August 15, 1939. He was the son of the late Loyd Bell and Gladys Ruth Marie Woody Bell. He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor with the Wake County Public Schools. He served as President for three years of the Wake County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chocowinity, N.C., where he served as a deacon. In his spare time, he "loved to talk theology."
On June 3, 1973, he married the former Betty Jo Tripp, who survives.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Judith Lynn Bell Brewer and husband, Mark of Wichita Falls, Texas; Mary Eileen Bell Wrzesinski and husband, Thaddeus of Fort Worth, Texas; Kathleen Marie Bell McCommas of Arlington, Texas; and six grandchildren, Cassie Brewer Keener, Phillip Alan O'Connor Brewer, Reagan Garrett Brewer, Geoffrey Wrzesinski, Kerry Adam McCommas and Kasy Marie McCommas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 230 N.C. Hwy. 33 West, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817.