In Loving Memory
Joseph Lee Bell
6/14/1942 - 8/30/2012

Sharpsburg, MD - Joseph Lee “Joe” Bell, 70, of Sharpsburg, MD went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD.

Born, June 14, 1942 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Joseph Harrison and Birdie Virginia Wittkofsky Bell.

He was a 1960 graduate of South Hagerstown High School Hagerstown, MD.

He was the Owner/Operator of Bell Farms for 25 years until retiring.  He was previously a Drywall Contractor for 16 years.

He was a Christian.

He was a current member of the Woodmen of the World and NRA.

He was previously a member of Boonsboro Bass Masters Association and The Amateur Trapshooting Association.

Survivors Include:

Wife: Elsie LaRue Metzer Bell married for 49 years of Sharpsburg, MD

Daughter: Teresa A. Mellott and her husband Joe of Boonsboro, MD

Daughter: Tammy L. Martin and her husband Allen of Boonsboro, MD

Daughter: Tanya L. Jones and her husband Larry of Keedysville, MD

Sister: Beverly J. Saunders of Hagerstown, MD

Sister: Betty J. Kessel of PA

Grandchildren: Amber Hough and her husband Alan, Larry Jones, III, Courtney and Colby Martin, Tyler and Logan Mellott.

Great Grandchildren: Zoey, Kaden, and Owen

He was preceded in death by two sisters Mary Ann Forrest and Frances V. Farris.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The funeral home will be open after 1:00 pm on Tuesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:00 am with Pastor Robert Welty officiating.  Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Williamsport, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Johns Hopkins Hospital The Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center 600 North Wolfe St./Carnegie 546 Baltimore, MD 21287

Online Condolences
From: John & Mary Wagner   hagerstown MD
Relationship:  Friend

Your condolences to Elsie & familt. We will miss Joe so much. His kindness and encouragements to us will never be forgotten! Comfort is knowing where he is now and that we will see him again!
Sent:  8/31/2012
From: Amy Draper   Sharpsburg Maryland
Relationship:  Friend / waitress at Redmen

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Joe was a wonderful man. HE was always concerned about everyone. He was a just all around great guy. I will always cherish the memories , listening to him play his music and sing,or fry his fish he caught.He will be greatly missed ,BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
Sent:  9/1/2012
From: Mike and Keli Hoffman   boonsboro md
Relationship:  friends

We were very sorry to hear about your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with.
Sent:  9/1/2012
From: Joyce Kaetzel   Boonsboro Maryland
Relationship:  Sunday School teacher

Elsie, on behalf of the Sunshine Bible Class at Boonsboro Bible Church, we want to share our sorrow, sympathy, and prayers.
Sent:  9/1/2012
From: Kimba and Howie Robinson   Hagerstown Maryland
Relationship:  Friends

Letting the light into life, at a time like this, almost seems impossible. I pray you will depend on God and allow family and friends to pull the shades up and let the light in. As saddened as I am by your loss, I am so grateful for all the richness Joe brought into our lives. May the spirit be with you and comfort you during your time of loss.
Sent:  9/1/2012
From: Ronald Hastings   East Berlin pa
Relationship:  Friend

Our Hearts And Prayers Are With You. Ron&Linda Hastings
Sent:  9/2/2012
From: Danielle Draper   Sharpsburg Maryland
Relationship:  Friend

Elsie, Teresa, Tammy, Tanya, and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man and will be remember by so many. I can remember coming to your house to play and always seeing your dad. May you know that many thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Take care of each other and yourselves. Love, Danielle
Sent:  9/2/2012
From: Nikki Lewis   Hagerstown Md
Relationship:  Friend

My thoughts and prayers are with Elsie, Tanya, Tammy and Theresa during this difficult time. Joe was a very kind hearted man, may you all find comfort in your many memories of times shared together.
Sent:  9/3/2012
From: Lawrence & Darlene Hoffman   Sharpsburg MD
Relationship:  Friend

Elsie, Tanya, Betty and all the family. So sorry for your loss but you have the comfort of knowing where he is and great memories to hold on to. You are in our prayers.
Sent:  9/5/2012

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