Clifford M. Bell, 95, of Carmi, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 6, 1927, the son of Sherman and Mabel (Chastain) Bell. He married Helen D. Murphy on May 5, 1976, and she survives. Clifford worked as an electrician for over 50 years at IBEW. He was a member of the VFW Men's Auxillary and the Harrisburg Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife, Helen D. Bell, Clifford is survived by his children, Sue Nooner of Vienna, IL, Ron (Yevonda) Bell of Carmi, IL, Marcia Jenkins of Harrisburg, IL, Cindy Rae Moore of GA, and Jeff Wolfe of Crossville, IL; grandchildren, David, Jennie, Justin, Nancy, Leslie, Jason, Tim, Jon, Shelby, Jon, Cindy, Carmin, Crystal and Amanda; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Douglas A. Bell, John L. Bell, and Bradley S. Bell; two great-grandchildren, Alisa and Christina; and a brother, Herbert G. Bell Sr.
Graveside funeral services for Clifford M. Bell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven, Illinois. Family and friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Clifford's memory to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements.