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Gordon Wayne Bell Sr.

January 16, 1945 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 76)

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Gordon Wayne Bell, Sr, 76, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Indiana.

He was born in Paoli, Indiana on January 16th, 1945 to John Norman Bell and Betty Louise (Roach) Bell.

Gordon married Dixie Hawkins on April 5th, 1963 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (1) Brother – Keith; and (1) Son – Wesley.

Gordon was a 1963 graduate of Shoals High School and retired from NWCS Crane.

He was a former Past Master and member of French Lick Masonic Lodge F&AM 586 and other masonic organizations and groups, as well as former Scoutmaster of the French Lick Boy Scout Troop.

Gordon enjoyed riding and traveling on his Harley Davidson until his health would not allow, the farm and “Dog”.  In his final years, his time was spent at the Allen Garage and Twin City Feed Mill exchanging tall tales and out and out lies with fellow loafers.

He is survived by:

Wife Dixie Hawkins Bell French Lick, Indiana

(1) Son Gordon Bell, Jr. French Lick, Indiana

(1) Brother Randall Bell (Len) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Sister Linda Allen Jasper, Indiana

(3) Granddaughters Chelsey Bell (Matt Allen), Brittany Brown (Nathan), and Bridgette Bell

(1) Grandson Mercator Bell

(2) Great-Grandsons Greyson and Tommy Brown


A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Ashley Sherard-Clarke on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, May12th, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Mount Lebanon Cemetery, C/O Wayne Ferguson, 9711 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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May 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
May 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

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