James W. Bell

  • Born: June 24, 1954
  • Died: March 19, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

James W. Bell, otherwise lovingly known as "Jim" or "Jimmy", age 64, native San Antonian, flew home to heaven to rejoice with his Lord and family on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

Little Jimmy was born to Joseph W. Bell and Ruth A. Hamilton on June 24th, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas. He attended St. Luke's Catholic School and graduated from Antonian High School in 1972. He married the love of his life, Rachel Pickard, on April 18th, 1980 and was married to her for thirty-nine loving and treasured years.

He leaves as his legacy his twins and their spouses: James P. Bell and Jennifer Bell; Jessica Bell-Gaut and Jerry L. Gaut. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses: Joseph W. Bell, Jr., MD. and Deborah K. Bell, NP; Joanne Bell-Teweles and Col. Robert Teweles. He was blessed with one grandchild, James P. Bell, Jr. and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Jim's heart and soul was fully invested into his family. When he could, he loved to travel with them and especially enjoyed taking them to San Francisco and Napa Valley. He loved any sort of weather that reminded him of San Francisco- the brisk, chill air and warm sunshine brought him joy and comfort. He relished making day trips to Marble Falls and Inks Lake and liked to fish and explore. He was creative and loved to build things from scratch, tend to his garden, and come up with ingenious hacks around the house. From the time he was a little boy, he always loved planes and was able to take flying lessons in solo when he was a young man. Jim and his wife spent many of their early years together watching the planes land and take off from the San Antonio Airport, and he loved taking his children to airshows and riding on plane flights with them. Jim is remembered as being an extremely sweet, thoughtful husband, father, brother, uncle, son, friend, and coworker. He was a punny man who found laughter and joy in the simplistic, everyday moments.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
7:00 PM

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019
10:00 AM

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Flower donations may be sent to Porter Loring North. Also, additional donations may be sent to Texas Parks and Wildlife and or the San Antonio/International Myeloma Foundation


Condolence & Memory Journal

Godspeed to Jimmy and prayers for his family and friends.

Keep smiling, my friend.

Nelson Amen - Antonian Class of 1972

Posted by Nelson Amen - San Antonio, TX - Friend   March 28, 2019

To the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise found at John 6:40 that our loved ones will live again. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   March 26, 2019

On behalf of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jim during this difficult time. It is our prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.

Posted by Deacon Larry Brisiel, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church - San Antonio, TX   March 24, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your hearts are heavy at this time. May the " God of all comfort" bring comfort to your family (2 Cor 1:3). Your loved one will be at rest and in God's memory.

Posted by Courtney - San Antonio, TX   March 23, 2019


Thinking of you and your family at this time. May you find peace in the many joyful memories.

Posted by Leah Whetstone    March 22, 2019


Our Thoughts and prayers are with you Rachel during this most difficult time. May Jim rest in peace.
Love, Mr. & Mrs. Guadalupe Hernandez

Posted by Liz Hernandez - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   March 22, 2019

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