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Obituary for Bobby Odell Bell

Peacefully and surrounded by family, Bobby Odell Bell went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 21st at the age of 81.

Bobby will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of nearly sixty years, Jean Bell, his daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Jean and Doyle Weaver, his granddaughters, Jodi Weaver and Amber (Michael) Keene, great-granddaughters, Austen, Harley, and Finley, and brother Ron (Lynda) Bell. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Greg) Jones, nephews, Todd, Ronnie, Jeff, and David, nieces, Christie, Cheryl, Laura, Lynn, and Kelly, and numerous great nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends.

Bobby was welcomed into Heaven by his dad and mom, Burnie and Agnes Bell, and his sister, Terrie Mathis.

Bobby was born in Columbus, GA. and moved to Miami in 1945. He graduated from Miami Norland Senior High in 1961, receiving multiple letters in football, baseball, and basketball. He joined the Air Force in 1962, where he worked as an airplane mechanic until 1965 when he was honorably discharged. He moved to Bostwick in 1977. He worked as the carpenter’s superintendent during construction of the Seminole Generating Station and then as a construction estimator for many years, retiring in 2005.

Bobby, known as “Bobbop” to many, was passionate about his family above all else. He especially enjoyed reminiscing with them and entertaining the little ones with his jokes and never-ending stories. Bobby was an avid outdoorsman. Through the years, he collected an abundance of hunting and fishing stories, and a wealth of knowledge about sports. He enjoyed giving advice to his fellow hunters and fishermen, most notably the reminder that “You’ve got to have patience.” Bobby was also a talented craftsman. He could design, plan, and execute any project with perfect precision. He was a master of his craft and lovingly shared his gift with his family and friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 27th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home and will be followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. The family will receive visitors at Bobby and Jean’s home in Bostwick following the memorial service.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Bobby’s Book of Memories page at