Bradford I. Bell, 94, of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Timberlane Health and Rehab. He was born March 9, 1927 to Grady Bradford Bell and Elsie Smith Bell in El Dorado, AR.
He graduated from Old Union High School in 1944. Bradford was a veteran of the United States Army serving in WWII, and was a member of the America Legion. He was a retired operator with Great Lakes Chemical, where he worked 26 years, and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his siblings, Maxine Bell Orr, Winchell Keith Bell, Jean Martindale, Peggy Bell; and a grandson, James Bell.
Survivors include his son, Dennis Bradford Bell of El Dorado; daughter, Tandy Bell Schwartz (Richard) of Leesville, LA; sister, Robbie Garabedian of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Jennifer Schwartz Mount (Luther) of Leesville, LA, Kelly Schwartz Dillon (Heath) of Leesville, LA, Jeremy Shane Bell of El Dorado; five great grandchildren, Logan Mount, Morgan Mount Bush (Ryan), Walker Dillon, Conner Dillon, Baylor Dillon all of Leesville, LA; two great grandchildren, Beckham and Brooks Bush; sister-in-law, Pam Gathright Bell; and long-time friend, Juanita Cloud both of El Dorado.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 at Young's Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons, Logan Mount, Walker Dillon, Heath Dillon, Conner Dillon, Jeremy Bell, Baylor Dillon, and Luther Mount.
Condolences may be made online at www.youngsfuneralhome.com