Ernest Ward Bell January 28, 1946 - December 5, 2018

Ernest Ward Bell, 72, loving husband and father passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  He was born on January 28, 1946 in Raleigh, NC to the late Foye Lee and Ernest F Bell.

In 1973, he married Sandra Gail Whitley.  They raised two sons, Justin and Jason. He was remarried to Lynn Poston in 1998 and lived happily in the mountains of Western North Carolina until his passing.

He was a dedicated sales manager and car salesman for the majority of his life. Ward had a passion for hunting and raising bird dogs  He also loved to watch college football and basketball.  He was known for his quick wit, inspired catch phrases, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn; two sons, Justin Patrick Bell and his wife, Abby, their children, Reid Ashton and Mattie Mckynlee, Jason Michael Bell and his wife Megan and their children, Lincoln Michael, Tessa Louise and Oliver Charles.

No local services are planned.  His cremated remains will be scattered along his favorite hunting spot in Eastern North Carolina.



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  1. Megan Bell says

    Ward was always so kind to me and he will be missed greatly by our family.