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Gordon Wood “Bubba” Bell

August 29, 1933 – November 9, 2023
Gordon Wood “Bubba” Bell, age 90, passed away on Nov. 9, 2023, after a long and courageous
battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Gordon was born on Aug. 29, 1933, in Dallas, Texas, living a large portion of his life in Crowell, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Estelle Bell, and his brother, Charlie Bell. Gordon is survived by his wife Irma Bell, of Bedford, Texas; his daughter Denise and husband Scott Kidd of Fairfax Station, Va.; his daughter Diane and husband Larry New of Blacksburg, Va.; his daughter Susan and husband Brad Buckley of Salado, Texas; and his son Blake and wife Dawn Bell of Bryan, Texas. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Bettie Bell of Crowell, Texas; nephew Don and wife Debbie Rathman of Grapevine, Texas and their children Dillon and Tori.
Gordon graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Statistics applying that knowledge and
education in the banking industry for many years. Of special note was Gordon’s three-year tour in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War as an intelligence officer. Gordon loved to hunt, fish, watch football
and golf on TV, and spend time with friends and family. Probably his most favorite thing to do was to
cruise the backroads around Truscott, Texas (The Big Empty), late in the evenings with Irma and his sweet dog, Lady, by his side. What a peaceful way to end the day!
In recent years, due to increasing health issues, Gordon and Irma had to leave the areas around Crowell
and Truscott, Texas to be closer to medical care, ultimately ending up in Bedford, Texas.

Gordon’s wit, humor, wisdom and storytelling will be missed by all who knew him. Gordon was one of a kind and will be sorely missed!
Special thanks and gratitude to Eleshia and Cleo from Valor Hospice for their care and compassion for
Gordon over the last several months.
A private graveside memorial in Crowell, Texas will be decided on at a later date.


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