David William Bell

David William Bell, 89 of Campbellsville, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at his home. David was born to David Bowen and Myra Bell February 2, 1933. David grew up in Glendale, Kentucky and played basketball for Glendale High School. In 1952 he enlisted the United States Air Force as an engine mechanic. After finishing his tour of duty with the Air Force, David returned home and married Eugenia (Jeannie) Lee Burnett in August 1956. In October 1957 they were blessed with a surprise of identical twin girls, Connie and Carolyn. Robin followed in July 1960, but sadly passed away 18 months later from birth defect complications. Lori was born March 1964. David and Jeannie divorced in 1972. He was an experienced truck driver and mechanic. His company Bell Trucking was under contract to deliver asphalt for the Department of Transportation during the 1970s and 1980s. Bell Trucking helped build many of the parkways in Hardin County and surrounding areas. During the 'off season' David would haul liquid fertilizer and edible oil. The edible oil came in barges on the Ohio River and Bell Trucking was often contracted to pick up the edible oil from the barges because he and his drivers were the only drivers who could back into the unloading dock quickly, easily, and safely. David met and married Lois Bell in November 1978. Lois had two children, Connie and Ricky. Within this blended family there was now two Connie's - his and hers. Lois became his partner in the business as office manager and kept the business running while David was on the road and maintained the trucks. They were a great team. David was known to be kind, generous, and fair. With Lois' knowledge of the books and his expertise on the road, he knew how to negotiate a contract and be successful in the business. Sadly, he lost Lois in the fall of 2014. They were married 36 years. David retired in 2013. At the time of his retirement David was the oldest truck driver in Kentucky to have an active CDL license. David enjoyed watching UK sports, especially basketball. Lois however, was a UofL fan. This rivalry became something to laugh about over the years. During games between the two schools, it became a house divided, and very quiet. David would tell you he liked UofL too, but only when they were not playing UK. David lived by faith knowing by the grace of God through Jesus Christ he was saved and knew he would have eternal life in heaven. It was as simple as that, and all he needed to remember. He lived out his faith with patience, perseverance, and love. He is preceded by his parents; his wife, Lois Pfeiffer Bell; a daughter, Robin; two sisters, Virginia and Mildred; and a stepson, Ricky. Survivors include his daughters, Connie (Ted) Dickerson of Papillion, Nebraska, Carolyn (Randall) Winchester of Murray, Kentucky, Lori Bell of Campbellsville, Kentucky; his stepdaughter, Connie (Paul) Hayse of Rineyville, Kentucky; grandsons, David Dickerson, Jacob and Andrew Bell, Daniel Dickerson, Joseph and William Winchester; great grandchildren, Rhylli Dickerson and Aubrey Bell. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Mt Zion Cemetery. There will be an open house at the Lakehouse, 258 Westshore Drive, Campbellsville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital or The Gideons International. Condolences may be expressed at brownfuneral.com.



Sunday, September 4, 2022 starting at 2:00 PM
Mt. Zion Cemetery

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