S.O.T.S. ~ Student 1940s
OKLA CITY, Ok -- George Bell , passed from this life to his heavenly home on Jan. 7, 2013. He was born in Sardis on May 24,
He attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne, and then graduated from Sequoyah Orphan Training School (Class of 1942), in Tahlequah. After graduation he came to Oklahoma City where he lived until he enlisted in the Army in World War II. He was wounded three times and received the Purple Heart.
He married Evelyn Ruth Foulks at the First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City on Jan. 11, 1947. They were to celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13, 2013. George worked at the FAA for 40 years until he retired. He made many friends while working there.
George was a devout Christian and served many years as a deacon at Brookwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He was an example of faithfulness and devotion to Christ and his church. He loved to fellowship with his friends at church.
He loved his family and enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. He worked diligently to provide a good home for his wife and children. He loved to work in the yard and spent many years caring for his home.
He was proud of his Choctaw heritage and loved to travel to tribal events and to decorate the graves of his ncestors in Sardis cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas Perry Bell and Vina Bohanon; son Silas R. Bell; daughter Debbie Ann Bell; and the aunt who raised him from age five, Elsie Bohanon Norris.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ruth Foulks Bell; daughter Karen Kimbley; sons, George Bell Jr. and David Bell; sisters, Imogene Matilda Bell Horton and Edith Virla Bell Poe; grandchildren, Tim Kimbley, Christy Stover, Stephanie Delzer, Jeff Bell, Brittany Shinn, Destiny Stalcup, Athena Young and Jonathan Bell; and numerous great-grandchildren.