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Robert L. Bell

Obituary for Robert L. Bell

December 23, 1921 - March 3, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 97


Robert L. Bell, age 97, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in San Antonio.

Bob was born in Luling, Texas at the Bell Homestead and lived several years of his youth in that home. He was beloved by his great-aunts, who were part of the extended family in Luling.

Robert Bell and his family later moved to San Antonio, where his parents owned and operated a grocery store. Bob went on to graduate from Brackenridge High School and entered the United States Army Air Corps where he was a control tower operator. His unit served in Northern France, The Rhineland, and Berlin. After his military service ended in 1945, Bob made a successful new career in air freight operations at Braniff Airways and retired in 1982 to fill the days with the many things he enjoyed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Dink" Bell; parents, Willis and Leila Bell; granddaughter, Kristin Holt and brother, Clifford Bell. Robert is survived by his son, James R. Bell and wife Debbie; daughters, Susan Holt and husband Robert and Bobbi Farquhar and husband Kyle; grandchildren, Amy Thomas and husband Josh, Rick Bell and wife Catherine, and Rodney Bell and wife Kristal; and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special friends, Ceil Boulay and Bob Boulay.

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
2:30 P.M.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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