Eugene Bell, son of Joecephus and Virgie Alice Welch Bell, was born, February 19, 1925 in Laclede County, Missouri. He departed this life, Tuesday, November 20, 2013, in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of eighty-eight years, nine months and one day.
On September 24, 1948 in Marshfield, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Daisy Lee Webster. Together they shared sixty-five years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Custer Bell and a grandson, Roger Lee Shoemate.
Survivors include his wife, Daisy Bell of the home; four children, Larry Shadrick and wife Mary of Camdenton, Missouri, Donna Roark and husband Ronnie of Eldon, Missouri, Doris Rushin and husband Jerry of Camdenton, Missouri and Janet Mondy and husband Arlen of Harrison, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Bell of Springfield, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Gene was raised in Camden County and lived the rest of his life there. He worked for Blair Cedar Novelty and later began a career as a truck driver.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing yard work. Spending time with his family and friends was always a joy.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a caring neighbor and friend. He touched many lives and his memory will linger on in the hearts of his family and friends.
A graveside service and burial will be held at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Decaturville. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday in Allee- Holman-Howe Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.