Services for Walter Maurice Bell, 80, of Bullard, will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Rev. Kenward Goode officiating. Burial will follow at Bullard Cemetery in Bullard under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. Mr. Bell passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Bullard. He was born April 7, 1936, in Manny, Louisiana, to Jessie James and Maudie Levada Gour Bell. Walter moved to Frankston as a young boy, moving to the Tyler area in early 1958 where he met and married the love of his life, Barbara. The same year they married, he went to work for Carrier Air, where he retired from in 1991 as a welder. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Julie Marie Barrera; daughter-in-law, Gigi Bell; one sister; and one brother. He is survived by his loving family including wife, Barbara Johnston Bell of Bullard; sons, Danny M. Bell of Bullard and Walter T. Bell and wife Angie of Mabank; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Johnny Barrera, David Burks, Josh Butler, Aaron Brown, Shane Bell and Darrell Farrell. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
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