Robert Donald “Don” Bell, 92 of Franklin, NC passed away at home on April 23, 2022.
He was born April 25, 1929, in Culberson, NC to the late Robert T. Bell and Laura Chastain Bell. He was a US Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Hominy Masonic Lodge in Candler, NC, a member of Burningtown Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion where he served on funeral detail. After retiring from Lowe’s he worked several years as a jailer for the Macon County Detention Center.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Holbrooks Bell, a son, David Donald Bell of Greensboro, NC, a daughter, Robin Bell Doolittle (Mark) of Franklin, NC, a granddaughter, Jordan Pickens (Daniel Reid) of Franklin, NC, a grandson Cade Doolittle (Leela Boatright), of Phoenix, AZ, a grandson, Chase Doolittle (Sloan Shawgo), of Franklin, NC, a great granddaughter, Delaney Reid, a brother, Jake Bell, of Candler, NC, a sister, Ruth Bell Shaffer, of Candler, NC, a special niece, Lucy Shaffer and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Norman E. Bell.
A service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 3 pm
at Burningtown Baptist Church cemetery, Franklin, NC.
Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 108 and the VFW post 7339.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:30 pm at Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, NC.
Rev. Charles Stevens will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Chase Doolittle, Cade Doolittle, Daniel Reid, Jeff Barrett, Wastel McClure and Eddie Simonds.
Memorial donations may be made to the Burningtown Baptist Church
Cemetery Fund c/o Eddie Simonds 279 Edwards Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com
Macon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.