Russell Carl Bell, Jr., Age: 59
July 15, 1959 -- Sept. 22, 2018

 

Russell C. Bell, Jr., 59, of Independence, MO passed away September 22, 2018.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29 at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS; followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, KS.  

 

Russell was born July 15, 1959, the son of Russell Sr. and Catherine (North) Bell, in Madison, Indiana.  Russell moved to Kansas City, KS around the age of 12.  He graduated from Wyandotte High School, Class of 1977.  After high school, he began working for PBI Gordon Corporation until his retirement in 2016.  

 

Outside of his job, Russell enjoyed going fishing with his buddies.  Russell was a loyal Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed watching any type of sporting event.  Russell would collect baseball cards and other collectibles throughout his life.

 

Russell is preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Dawn Catherine Bell.  He is survived by his sister, Cathy Espy and husband Bill; nephew, Russell Fotovich and wife Sheila; nephew, Michael Fotovich and wife Janell; niece, Lisa Casey and husband Kevin; nephew, John Kroh and wife Erin; and nephew, Jason Espy; and Russell’s good friends, old and new.

 

The pallbearers are Jeff ChamberlinDave WareJames CrowellGilbert AvilaBradley RecknorRussell Fotovich.



Condolences

Sheila Fotovich Sep 26 ,2018

In-law ,Kansas City ,Missouri

You’ll be missed and are missed by so many. What an infectious smile! Thank you for always treating me like family and not the relative by marriage I am. Love, Sheila

Paige (Moss) Wharton Sep 26 ,2018

Friend and neighbor ,Independence ,Missouri

Ahh, Wonderful Jr. The best neighbor anyone could have. Always there to help with any project. Always around if you needed to talk. Good for a laugh. On the day Jenny was taken from us, Jr was not broken, for he knew he had to be strong, but you could see the cracks that never quite healed. How he loved that girl...we all did! His pain is over. The ache is gone. He will be missed.

Beverly Hickman Sep 26 ,2018

Friend ,Gridley ,Kansas

So sorry sending prayers

CINDY Sep 28 ,2018

friend ,kansas City ,Missouri

Love you JR rest in peace with Jenny

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home & Crematory
Address:
1835 Minnesota Ave
City:
Kansas City
State:
Ks
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Sep 29 ,2018
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Ave
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Sep 29 ,2018
Time:
10:00 AM
Google Map: