John Judson Bell passed away on February 28, 2023 at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, DE.
He was born in Catonsville, MD on June 20, 1942 to the late John Adams Bell and Ruth Virginia (Gary) Cyford. He was a Navy veteran who served at the Naval station in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a graduate of Catonsville Community College and Towson State University (BS). John was a salesman for Firestone and then later retiring from Sears Auto Company. He earned his Certificate in Discipleship and was a Sunday school teacher for First Baptist Church in New Castle, DE.
John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Carol (Austin) Bell. He is survived by his children Gary Bell of Bear, DE. Julie Stevenson (James), Lewes, DE and two grandsons Lucas and Levi.
John was always quick to engage with his witty sense of humor with everyone he met. He was enthusiastic about fishing, boating, and hunting. Some of his favorite moments were enjoying a Maryland crabcake with his family.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 12:30-1:30pm at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202 South of Silverside Road), Wilmington, DE 19803 where a service will follow at 1:30pm. Burial will be in Lower Brandywine Cemetery. To send condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.