Richard Bell

July 19, 1937, November 05, 2017

Richard McCreary

Richard McCreary "Dick" Bell, 80, passed away on November 5, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 19, 1937, and raised in Beaumont, Texas. He was the son of Major T. and Phoebe B. Bell. Richard graduated from Beaumont High in 1957. After high school he served 4 years in the Army Reserves and was employed with Gulf States Utilities. In 1966, he was hired by Gulf/Chevron in Orange, Texas, and retired in 1999.

He enjoyed Nascar, football, watching his son dirt track race and his grandchildren’s sporting events. Richard was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Other activities were water skiing, riding his Harley, scuba diving, and listen to all types music. There are many words that can be used to describe Richard; remarkable is the one that would stick the most. Richard never met a stranger and if you knew him, you would never forget he was full of humor and wit. He adored his family, and his love for his wife, Janice, was like no other. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Major T. Bell and Phoebe B. (Bell) Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Robinson Bell; children, Chuck Bell and his wife, Denise, of Beach City, Texas and Tara Crone of Orange, Texas; Janice’s children, Melissa Stewart and her husband, Chris, of Fort Worth and David Robinson and his wife, Melanie, of Austin; grandchildren, Alston Crone and his wife, Brittinee; Raegen Crone; and Russ Crone, all of Orange, Texas; Balin and Chase Robinson of Austin; and Dane and Gabriella Stewart, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Logyn and Rhyan Crone; brother, Thomas Bell and wife, Marilyn, of Beaumont, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Mr. Bell will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with Nathan Foreman officiating, and a reception to follow.


Memorial Service
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Comments (5)

  • Randy and Tina Mears

    27 November 2017 at 16:10 | #

    We were so saddened to learn of Richard's passing. I tried to contact family but was unsuccessful. Someone called several months ago and told Randy he was in hospice but he didn't write anything down. He is not doing well these days. I tried every number on called ID. I wanted to go see him. Today I asked my daughter to do a search on him and that's how we found out. Richard was a great friend and surely will be missed. I will always remember him saying "hey sweetie". So sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful person.


  • Wendy Ann Lebouef

    14 November 2017 at 16:58 | #

    He will be very missed, we would go watxh Chuck race all ocer the place and have a ball doing it and jam at his house Every other weekend. Never a dull moment. Love ya till we see each other again.


  • Susan Brody Perin

    10 November 2017 at 12:19 | #

    My Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time. - - Psalms 29:11


  • Audra King

    09 November 2017 at 01:50 | #

    This is a beautiful tribute to him. I’ll never forget you, Mr. Bell. Thinking of your family and wishing you all peace and comfort.


  • Tara (Bell) Crone

    08 November 2017 at 19:54 | #

    Oh my daddy how I miss you. My heart aches every beat it takes! I will ALWAYS be your little girl & partner in crime. This is not a goodbye this is a see you later, I love you Daddy


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