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George A. "Red" Bell

May 12, 1933 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Bell, George Andrew, Tipp City resident passed away on September 23, 2020 age 87. Born May 12, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio, George (known affectionately as 'Red') was a veteran of the Coast Guard who became a carpenter after fulfilling his military service. He ran a wood pallet business for many years before retiring to spend time with his family. One of six children of Joseph Bell and Mary-Louise Marrs, George is survived by his youngest sister Jo Wilhelm, his wife of 63 years Shirley Jean Shreve, their children together Joseph Matthew, Mary Louise (Phil Didier), and Kimberly Ann, their grandchildren Aaron Didier, Natalie Didier Wideman, and twins Matty Ian-Marie and Mitchell Richard, as well as five beloved great-grandchildren in the suburbs of Atlanta.

 

He was a lifelong lover of learning, particularly passionate about history, ornithology, and the curation of his eclectic music taste. He encouraged all kinds of learning in others as well, supporting his son's own military travels, his elder daughter's medical training, and his younger daughter's college education. He was eternally devoted to helping raise his twin grandchildren, instilling in them  knowledge of the outdoors, a healthy respect for his beloved 'mother nature', and an interest in music to match his own, although he would often joke that no one in the family understood the power of the banjo like he did. He will be greatly missed, by his loved ones and by every hummingbird in the area that knew his house was the best place to stop for a snack. 

 

A funeral service will be held at a future date. The family has requested donations be made to Shirley Bell for medical support during this difficult time. Services entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

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