, Port Arthur, Texas


July 29, 2013

Samuel R. Bell

PORT ARTHUR —    Samuel R. Bell 80, of Port Arthur, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on November 19, 1932 to A.V. and Becky Bell as one of 10 children in Fred, TX.

   He began working at Texaco in 1952, and married Eloise Orr in 1956.  Sam continued his career at Texaco as a supervisor at the L.O.U. unit until his retirement after 43 years in 1993.  

   Mr. Bell proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

   He loved helping people all over town using his tractor whenever possible.  He made his childhood country house in Fred a cherished memory for his family.

   Mr. Bell was preceded in death by parents A. V. and Becky Bell; sisters Hautence Baker and Tennie Moore; brothers A.V. Bell, Jr. and Pete Bell.

   Sam leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife Eloise Bell; his precious daughters Marcella Rundio, Rebecca (Robert) Blackwell, Kristine Bell and Julie (Johnny) Peltier; grandchildren Victoria & Benjamin Blackwell, Jennifer and Nathan Rundio, Samantha, John and Jackson Miller as well as brothers Britton and George Bell; sisters Mary Hicks, Ettie Garoutte and Jeanette Rao and many other extended family members and friends.

   Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following at Baker Bell Cemetery in Fred.  Visitation will be 5 - 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Farmer Funeral Home

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