March 10, 1959 – September 30, 2016
Joe Douglas Bell, 57, of New Hope, passed away Friday.
He was preceded in death by father, James Hardy Bell, mother, Dorothy Sue Bell, brother, James H. “Jimmy” Bell, Jr., and brother, Bobby Bell.
Joe was a lifelong native of New Hope, Alabama. He was a devoted father of 4 and the grandfather to a precious granddaughter, Isabelle Jo. He was an avid Auburn fan who retired after 30+ years with UPS. He loved to spend his free time grilling, listening to good music, with family and friends, golfing, gardening, taking trips to the beach and telling his corny jokes to anyone who would listen. He was a simple man with an extraordinary heart to help anyone who was in need, no matter the need! He was loved deeply and will be missed beyond comprehension.
Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth Bell, daughter, Lindsey (Brent) Rideout, daughter, Sara Bell, son, Garrett Bell, granddaughter, Isabelle Jo Rideout, sister, Sylvia Hanks, sister, Cynthia Partain, sister-in-law, Gina Bell, nephew, Richard Wilson, nieces, Heather Pickup, Kylie Dee Bell, Dorothy Sue Partain, and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be John Cooper, Jo Ed Lee, Jeff Cooper, Don Mann, Tim Martin, Dwight Keel, Honorary Pallbearers, Steve Fogg, Deon Hose, Dewey Mann, and Lacey Davis.
Visitation will be Monday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Micheal Carpenter officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations to go to the New Hope United Methodist Church Life Center.
Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.