Dempsey Bell, 84, of Jasonville, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at his residence.
Born Sept. 28, 1919, in Jasonville, he was the son of James and Nancy (Shouk) Bell.
He worked for Gen. Motors in Pontiac, Mich., until service in the U. S. Navy as a 1st Class Seaman stationed at Norfolk, Va., in WWII. Afterwards, he worked at Hercules. He retired from G. E. of Linton in 1982, after 28 years. He was a member of the Jasonville American Legion Post #172. His interests were Euchre, fishing, and the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include one daughter, Christy Watts and her husband Robert of Terre Haute; one son, Byran "Barney" Bell and his wife Janet of Jasonville; three grandchildren, Tabatha Watts of Orlando, Fla., Troy Bell of Jasonville, and Monty Bell of Riley; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Claire "Tiny" (Anthony) Bell, whom he married on June 28, 1941, and passed away May 13, 1990; three sisters, Elizabeth Walton, Edith Lankford, and Celia Ponder; three brothers, Butch Bell, James Bell, and Linus Bell; and his parents.
Graveside services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville with Pastor Dwight Gould officiating.
Friends may call from 5 0 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. - 12 noon Thursday at the McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville.