Thomas Bell, resident of Drumright, OK, passed from this life suddenly at his residence on March 2, 2018 at the age of 80 years, 4 months, & 2 days. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright.
Thomas Alva Bell was born in Oakhurst, OK on October 29, 1937 to the late Vane Otto Bell & Lucille Mable (Anderson) Bell. He was raised & educated in the Kiefer, OK & Mounds, OK area & joined the United States Army in 1956. Thomas had worked as a welder & fabricator the majority of his life until his retirement. He moved from Sapulpa to Drumright in 2010. He was preceded in death by 4 BROTHERS: Charles, Robert, Vane Jr., & Leonard Bell; a SISTER: Mamie Wiley; GREAT Grandchild: Brylee Watson; & a 2nd wife: Lora Alice (Wilkett) Harris-Bell.
He leaves behind his wife: Jo Lea (Degraffenreed) Bell of Drumright; his CHILDREN: Sandra Vanderslice & husband Richard of Bristow – Tommy Bell & wife Brenda of Sand Springs – Steve Bell & wife Debbie of Bristow – Mike Bell of North Dakota - & their mother: Rosetta Mae (Abbott) Weaver of Kellyville; GRANDCHILDREN: Amanda – Racheal – Aubrey – Zack – Paige – Shelby - & Morgan; 16 Great Grandchildren; & a SISTER: Gerald Ann Lopez of Wilburton; & numerous Nieces, Nephews, other relatives & friends. Online condolences may be expressed at www.MichaelsFuneralServices.com.