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Celebrating the life of
Robert Gordon Bell
October 16, 1928 - June 26, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 2:00 p.m. - Friday, June 30, 2017
  • Christ Church Episcopal on Johnson Square
  • 28 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-236-2500

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the Bell family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

My condolences to the Bell family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org where u can find hope and comfort for the future.

LG, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris Kelly , Savannah , Ga

Dear Eunice, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..May God give you strength during your time of sorrow. Gods Peace, Bill and Beth Wall

William Wall, Savannah, Ga

JW.org

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Dear Emily and family, Our condolences to you all. Gentle hugs.

The Montagna Family, Boston, MA

Wishing your family comfort and peace during this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs from home.?

K. Tuttle, Birch Run, MI

My heart is breaking for all of you. I have known Eunice and Bob for many years, and spent many Thanksgivings with them, and Trish. I have memories I will cherish. He was an amazing, kind, talented man. He will be missed. My love to all of the family.. Patt

Patt Palmer, Lake Wales, FL

Bob was a devote Christian. He made his mark on each and every one of us. He was truly a Christian man that I admired deeply. My prayer go out to the family at this time of tragedy. But I know one day I will see my friend, Robert again.

Rev. Tom Maddox DD Retired, Naples, Fl

Sending your family strength, love, and prayers during this time.

Stacie & Jeremy Schumann, Petoskey, MI

Robert Gordon Bell, age 88, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Hospice Savannah, Inc. Bob was born in Jacksonville, FL on October 16, 1928 to Edith Brown Bell and Seth Gordon Bell. In 1939 the family moved to Memphis, TN where he attended public schools and in 1947 graduated from Memphis Technical High School. In high school, he met Eunice Ann Herriman, the love of his life. They were married on Sept 16, 1950.

Bob graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in March of 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the DuPont Company on April 1, 1952 in Camden, NJ. Later that year he was transferred to the Savannah River Plant near Aiken, SC as a member of the original start up staff of the Nuclear Reactor Department. He had later assignments with DuPont in Fort Madison, IA, Columbia, TN and Flint, MI. Bob retired from DuPont in 1988 with 36 years service. He joined the Hercules Company in Savannah as Plant Engineer and retired in 1993. Bob was a licensed professional engineer in 4 states.

Bob became an art student at Armstrong State University in 1994, graduated in 2004, and was the oldest student on record to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. His specialties were photography, sculpture, and painting which he practiced in his home studio and dark room. Bob and his wife Eunice enjoyed traveling throughout the world. They visited 45 of the 50 states and also Canada. Overseas travel included Europe, Russia, Turkey, Greece, China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

Over his lifetime, Bob was a member of various churches. These included Presbyterian, Methodist, Unitarian and Episcopal. At his death, he was a member of Christ Church Episcopal Savannah and served on the Finance Committee. Bob’s hobbies included fishing in earlier years, painting, online stock trading, golf, and running. In 2008, he won the first place in 80+ year old in the 10K Savannah Bridge Run. He was a member of the Senior Golf Blitz at Bacon Park Golf Club. He was always an enthusiastic fan of University of Tennessee sports and said he had “orange blood”.

Bob is survived by his beloved Eunice, his wife of 66 years, and their three children: Nancy Bell and her husband Joseph Schneider of New York, Michael Bell and his husband Denny Drabelle of North Carolina, and Patricia Gunther and her husband Bruce Gunther of Michigan. Bob is remembered lovingly by his six grandchildren, Kayti Schneider Hernandez, Joseph Schneider, Emily Schneider Horjus, Ruben Vaughn IV, Amber Vaughn and Tara Vaughn, by his five great-grandchildren, Mikey, Timothy, Daniel, Marissa and Lucy, and by his sister-in-law Beverly Herriman and many nephews and nieces. Bob enjoyed a full and accomplished life with his wonderful wife, Eunice, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed sports, travel, engineering and art.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, (7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr.)

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal on Johnson Square, (28 Bull St.)

Remembrances may be given to Christ Church Episcopal Savannah or Hospice Savannah, Inc.

 

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May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the Bell family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

My condolences to the Bell family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org where u can find hope and comfort for the future.

LG, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris Kelly , Savannah , Ga

Dear Eunice, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..May God give you strength during your time of sorrow. Gods Peace, Bill and Beth Wall

William Wall, Savannah, Ga

JW.org

, ,

Dear Emily and family, Our condolences to you all. Gentle hugs.

The Montagna Family, Boston, MA

Wishing your family comfort and peace during this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs from home.?

K. Tuttle, Birch Run, MI

My heart is breaking for all of you. I have known Eunice and Bob for many years, and spent many Thanksgivings with them, and Trish. I have memories I will cherish. He was an amazing, kind, talented man. He will be missed. My love to all of the family.. Patt

Patt Palmer, Lake Wales, FL

Bob was a devote Christian. He made his mark on each and every one of us. He was truly a Christian man that I admired deeply. My prayer go out to the family at this time of tragedy. But I know one day I will see my friend, Robert again.

Rev. Tom Maddox DD Retired, Naples, Fl

Sending your family strength, love, and prayers during this time.

Stacie & Jeremy Schumann, Petoskey, MI


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