James “Jim” Richard Bell, 86, of Taylorsville, N.C., passed away at his home on Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born Thursday, December 27, 1934, in Cleveland County to the late Robert Marcus Bell and Pearly Mae McGinnis Bell. He retired from Broyhill Furniture as a Master Mechanic Technician.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Kenneth, and Butch Bell; and one sister, Trudy Bumgarner.

Jim is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nancy Miller Bell of the home; one daughter, Button Levan and husband David of Hiddenite; two sons, Jimmy “Deano” Bell and wife Rita, and Richard “Brother” Bell, both of Taylorsville; two brothers, Johnny Bell and wife Claudine of Statesville, and Smokey Bell and wife Joyce of Taylorsville; one sister, Judy Childers of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Deanna Watts and husband Chad, Sarah Levan, Lucas Levan and wife Mindy, and Heather Bell Ingram and husband Chris; and eight great grandchildren, Chanler, Triston, and Dalton Watts, MaLeia and Zandon McCurdy, Kaven and Casen Levan, and Chase Ingram.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021, in the Stony Point Cemetery. Mr. Chanler Watts will officiate. The body will lie instate from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Home. All Covid-19 CDC guidelines will be strictly observed.

Chapman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James Richard Bell.

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