Robert Oliver Bell, Jr., of Mexia, passed away in Waco, Texas on August 10, 2020 at the age of 73. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Robert was born November 6, 1946 in Houston, Texas to Robert Oliver, Sr. and Lillian Pearl Fairfield Bell. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On March 3, 1972, he married his lifelong partner, Donna Sue Moore in Angleton, Texas. They became the proud parents of three boys, Travis Duane, James Wesley and Robert Otist. They raised their family in Alvin, Texas where he was employed by Gulf Coast Water Authority as Water Supervisor and retired after many years of service.
Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He also had an outgoing personality and enjoyed visiting with people. His favorite pastimes consisted of reading, fishing, loved gardening and spending time at the VFW with his friends and fellow veterans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lillian Bell; and son, James Wesley.
Robert is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna Bell of Mexia; sons, Travis Duane Bell and wife, Pam Johnson and Robert Otist Bell; grandson, Robert Otist Bland; granddaughter, Maggie Johnson; sisters, Betty Kelly and Bobbie McKenzie; and several nieces and nephews.