Roland A. Bell, age 81 of Lone Oak passed Saturday, December 11, 2021 at his home.
Roland was a long time member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church. Roland had a way of letting you know he was from Tennessee and supported all sports that involved “The Big Orange.” He was a 1958 graduate of Sharon High School and attended Bethel College where he received his teaching degree. He taught school and coached after college in Tennessee. Roland enjoyed playing golf, hunting deer and rabbits, fishing and just being able to be outdoors. He retired as an insurance adjuster.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Frances Clarke Bell; one daughter, Beth Bell Smithson, So. Fulton, TN; one son, Brian (Paula) Bell, Lone Oak, KY; two sisters, Charlotte (Charles Lee) Flowers, Crossville, TN and Shirley (Phil) Macumber, Winterset, IA; four grandchildren, J.R. Adams, Erin (Travis) Vickery, Katie Carrier and Reese Bell; two great-grandchildren, Ezra Vickery and Stetson Carrier; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his daughter, Carrie Downing Bell Adams “CD” McCord; parents, R.A. Bell & Euleane Gardner Bell.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until service time of 1:00 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home.
Expression of sympathy may be made to Lone Oak Baptist Church for the Tornado Victims in Tn and KY; 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42001. CD McCord Special Education Fund, McCracken County School, 6530 Old Highway 60, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the CD McCord Scholarship, Paducah City Schools, 800 Caldwell Street, Paducah, KY 42003.