Funeral services for Darrell R. “Bocat” Bell, 70, Drury, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Bell died at 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at his home.
He was born January 19, 1943, at Trail Holler, Missouri, to Clarence and Lillian Luna Bell. On June 30, 1962, he was married at East Moline, Illinois, to Nancy Carol Parker Bell, who preceded him in death on September 6, 2004. He worked for over twenty years at McLaughlin Body Company where he assembled cabs on tractors, combines and semi-trucks. He had also worked in the logging industry on the family farm, raised beef cattle and drove a milk truck for Kraft. When he was younger, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. After retirement, he enjoyed going to auctions, wheeling and dealing and playing bingo. Often times, he could be found at the local stores visiting with friends and neighbors, catching up on the local news; most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Bell was a Christian and recently gave his life to the Lord.
He is survived by three children, Derrick Bell, wife, Victoria, Nixa, Missouri, Diana Bell Mayton, Buffalo, Missouri and Deana Bell, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Noah Mayton, Gracie Mayton, Zachary Bell and Heather Bell; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.
His parents, wife, Nancy and two brothers, Dale Bell and Don Bell, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.