GIRARD, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Church of God with Pastor Rob McFarland officiating for James A. Bell, Jr., 70, who died Saturday afternoon, December 24, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of James A. and Jane Ann Wilson Bell, Sr. and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Bell, a 1964 graduate of East High School, was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of God. He was a Warehouse Supervisor for Youngstown City Schools for 32 years, retiring in 1997. James was a part-time Associate Pastor, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the men’s ministry.
His first wife, Barbara Diane Peters, whom he married June 15, 1968, died March 11, 2004.
He leaves his second wife, the former Sherri Bessette, whom he married January 26, 2014; two daughters, Donna J. (George) Bellino of Austintown and Elizabeth M. Bell of Niles; a brother, Richard H. (Diana) Bell of Austintown; four stepgrandchildren, Brandee M. (James) Osso, Melanie A. Bellino, Leonardo Gonzalez and Jason Fisher.
James was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald R. Bell and John H. Bell.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, December 29, 2016, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Church of God, 7215 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Hubbard, Ohio 44425.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home in Hubbard. Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, December 28 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.