John Frederick Bell, Jr., age 91, of Douglasville went to live with Jesus Christ on September 29, 2023. He was born August 3, 1932 at Georgia Baptist Hospital and grew up in East Point, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frederick Bell, Sr and Mary Louise Moore Bell. He enlisted in the Army after graduating from Russell High School in 1951. After serving in Korea during that war, he returned to civilian life and remained in the Army Reserve. He retired from the Army Reserve after a total of 34 years service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During that time, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and after serving in numerous locations, retired as Postmaster of Jonesboro, GA.
Mr. Bell was an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville. He was a member of the Military Officers Association and The National Post Officers Association. Mr. Bell was also an avid University of Georgia football fan.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Irene Bell; son, Gary Alan Bell and step son, David Allen Nix.
He is survived by daughter, Deborah (Rick) Brady of Carrollton; step daughter in law, Sharyn Nix of Jacksonville, FL; step son, Ronnie (Helen) Nix of Dalton; grandchildren, Stephanie (Doug) Jenkins of Bremen; Tiffany (Seth) Davis of Temple; Matt Hollis of Reidsville; Ricky (Laura) Brady of Augusta; Missie Shulz of Fort Myers, FL; Leslie (Kevin) Johnson of Middleburg, FL; Lynsey (Charlie) Bethel of Dalton; Andrew (Jennifer) Nix of Dalton; Philip (Laney) Nix of Spartanburg, SC; 20 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks for the caring and compassionate staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville, Carrollton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Benton House of Douglasville, Inspire Hospice and Visiting Angels services.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will take place on Thursday, October 5th at 11:00 am at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville or the charity of your choice.
Messages of condolences may be sent to www.jones-wynn.com
. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements.