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Ron Bell

February 17, 1947 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 75)



Ron Bell, age 75, of Kendallville, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at home. He was born in Monticello, Kentucky on February 17, 1947 to the late John Sherman Bell and Lonnie Melinda (Worley) Bell. Ron started working at the early age of 16 in the logging woods of Kentucky. He married Anna Ruth Gregory on October 15, 1966 in Byrdstown, Tennessee. In 1968, the newly married couple, moved to Otterbein, Indiana where Ron started working at Millburn Peat Company eventually relocating with the company in 1971 to LaPorte, Indiana. Ron later became Vice President and part owner of Millburn Peat and in 1981 he moved to Three Rivers to oversee their Michigan operation. After 32 years, Ron and Anna bought a semi and travelled all over the United States delivering freight until 2003 when he was offered a management position with Green Thumb in Kendallville where he worked for five years. Pastor Ron was involved in Christian ministry for many years, and he pastored at the First Freedom Baptist Church near Corunna for the past ten years. Brother Ron was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. 

Survivors include:
Wife, Anna Ruth Bell of Kendallville.
Daughter, Debra and Dave Lunsford of Marcellus, Michigan.
Son, Randy and Michelle Bell of Kendallville.
One grandson, Dylan Lunsford.
Step granddaughter, Natalie Whitley.
Brother, Conley Worley of Monticello, Kentucky.
Brother, Ernest Bell of Monticello, Kentucky.
Sister, Kathy and Kenneth Jones of Monticello, Kentucky.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lonnie Bell; and two brothers, Arlin Bell and James Bell.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 1, 2022 after 3:00 PM at First Freedom Baptist Church, South State Road 327, Corunna with a service at 6:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM at First Freedom Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Moore officiating. Other preachers will be Rev. Willie Collins, Rev. Jimmy Shepherd, Rev. Paul Tyree, Rev. Randy Evans, and Rev Marty Brumfield.
Burial will take place at Christian Union Cemetery near Garrett.  
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home. 

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July 1, 2022

3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
First Freedom Baptist Church
SR 327 South
Corunna, Indiana 46730

Funeral Service
July 2, 2022

1:00 PM
First Freedom Baptist Church
SR 327 South
Corunna, Indiana 46730

July 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Christian Union Cemetery
County Road 7
Garrett, IN 46738

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