Vernon Eugene Bell

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Vernon Eugene Bell, 94, of Roachdale, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at Mill Pond Health Campus.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1925 in Roachdale to the late Dode and Bertha (Myers) Bell-Morphew.

On April 26, 1946 in Greencastle he married Ruth E. (Riddle) Bell. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1990.

Vernon worked in various capacities throughout his life, including farming, carpentry, factories, Putnam County Highway Department but was mostly known as a real handyman.

He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, any outside actives, watching sports, even playing baseball at a younger age. He also enjoyed telling a good story.

He resided in the same home in New Maysville for more than 70 years, where we was known affectionately as the Mayor of New Maysville.

He is survived by his six children, Jerry Bell of Roachdale, Jim (Lorrie) Bell of Franklin, Nancy (Mike) Sasher of Glenwood, Donna (Walt) Jenkins of Crawfordsville, Barbara (Daniel) Boller of Roachdale and Vernon (Sandie) Bell Jr. of Roachdale; grandchildren Jason, Cole, Rachyl, Michael Jr, Scott, Tammy, Krista, Kelly, Kari, Ryan, Dustin and Alisha; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; one sibling, Wayne Bell of Waveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; granddaughter April Mulry; siblings Harry Howard, Maynard, Arzola, Lucille and Ralph; and step-father Claude Morphew.

Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St. Roachdale, with Chaplain Mike Pringle officiating. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery.

Friends may gather for a time of visitation on Friday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

You are invited to visit, where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.