William James Bell, formerly of Caro area, passed away June 22, 2019. He was born July 9, 1938, in Orion Twp., Oakland County, to Herman Delano Bell and Margaret Estelle (Jacoby) Pankey. Bill married Margie May Kelly on August 23, 1958, in Wabash County, Indiana.
Bill is survived by his wife and daughter, Virginia May Bell, Fort Worth Texas, and two sons, William Delano Bell (Fernanda) of Fort Worth, and John Robert Bell of Granada Hills, California. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Clarissa May Bell, Daniel Obregon, and Jeremiah James Bell all of the Fort Worth area. Predeceasing him were his mother, father, brother, Robert Delano Bell, and sister, Kay Louise Englund.
He served four years in the USAF from 1955 to 1959 serving on Guam for 18 months after basic training and the rest at Bunker Hill AFB near Peru, Indiana.
Bill was a proud 50 year member of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) where he worked as a journeyman Electrician in the building trades in Saginaw. He also worked 10 years at a State Prison in Lapeer before retiring and moving to Las Vegas, Nevada and then to Fort Worth.
His most treasured hobby was flying his private plane, instructing local pilots and flying with his wife to various events at other airports.
Cremated remains will be given to the family. Private memorial services to be held with family members at the home residence.