Richard Dangerfield Bell
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Richard Dangerfield Bell
  • May 26, 1949 - November 27, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach - Richard D. Bell, 68, passed away on Mon., Nov. 27, 2017. He was born on May 26, 1949 the eldest child of the late John W. and Lois Bell. He enlisted in the Navy earning rank as a Petty Officer. Leaving the military life, he returned to school and earned his Plumbing Certificates. He worked as a Master Plumber until retiring. After relocating to Virginia Beach, Richard was baptized and became a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

He is predeceased by his brother, Ronald S. Bell and his son, Richard D. Bell Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Enquist Bell; daughter, Courtney L. Bell-Lumpkin and her husband Wayne of GA; "GrandAngels," Amarii and Mackenzi; step-daughter, Melanie Rhodes of CT; step-daughter, Deborah Moore and her husband Derrick; step-grands and step-great-grands, Steven, Ashley, Derrick Jr., DeAnthony, Kayden, and Alijah of Va Beach; sisters, Robin J. Bell and Rhonda S. Rowe of CT; and a host of family and close friends.

Homegoing celebrations will begin with a viewing from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Mon, Dec. 11, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Entombment will be 12:00 p.m., Mon. Dec. 11, 2017 at Hampton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org

You may offer condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.