James (JK) Kenneth Bell
04/02/1954 – 12/09/2021
JK returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 9th 2021. JK was born in Parkersburg,
West Virginia to Louis Sidney Bell and Delcie Lee Wood (Bell).
JK became a devout member of the LDS church, which brought him out to Cedar City, Utah. Where he met the love of his life Virginia (Ginny) Louise Bruner (Bell). They were married on June 19th 1980, in the Salt Lake City temple. Together they had 4 beautiful children, Jason Aaron Bell, Jamie Marie Bell,
Terra Jean Bell, and Hali Nicole Bell (Clark)
JK loved being a dad, but more than anything, he loved being a grandpa to Jensen Wyatt Clark and Everly Jordan Clark.
JK leaves behind a loving wife Virginia L Bell, 3 daughters Jamie, Terra and Hali, a son in law Jordan, and 2 grandchildren, Jensen and Everly. JK was the 5th of 9 children and leaves behind Pebble Mowery, Jefferson Bell, Joseph Bell, Cindy Nielson, Anthony Bell and Andrew Bell.
In death he is reunited with his mother and father, Louis Bell and Delcie Wood, His son Jason Aaron Bell, and his siblings Luke Bell JR and Penny Avery
Funeral arrangements will be held on Wednesday, December 29th at Memorial Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary at 11 AM. 4670 S Highland Dr, Holladay Utah 84117
Life Story Info
JK was a good baby, a good toddler, a good preschooler and he grew up to be a good man.
As a teenager he sat at his mother’s deathbed and told her, “If I could die so you would live, I would die for you.” Mom had tears streaming down her face as she told me later, “It doesn’t get any better than that, that somebody would die for you.”
JK accomplished his goals, and was a Christian man, including others to the warmth of his circle and to his table.
My favorite memories are his evening calls to me from his lonely perch at the Ogden Standard Examiner as his was doing his second job after his day job teaching school, working two jobs so that he might support his family. We talked a lot on his breaks.
What I will remember most is JK’s keen sense of humor. He is beloved by many including my grown children who all loved him and pronounced him the best uncle.