Dennis D. Bell
Dr. Dennis D. Bell passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at his home in Pinehurst, North Carolina surrounded by his family.
Dr Bell was a World War II veteran, an educator and coach and retired as president of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bell was football, basketball and baseball coach at Cardington High School from 1947 when football was established at the school until 1958. While living in Cardington, he was active in the community including the Rotary Club.
He returned to Cardington through the years to attend different events. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carnetta B. Bell, their daughter Denise Graner and her husband, Wes Graner, (Holden, Cayden and Landen) of Pinehurst, North Carolina; and their son, Brian Bell and his wife, Jennifer Bell (Benjamin and Lillian) of Apex, North Carolina. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Spicer and his children Roger Bell, Mary Lou Govela and Robert Bell.
A celebration of life service with full military honors was held at 3:30 pm on August 30 at the Pinehurst United Methodist Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina with Pastor David Beam officiating. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Boles Funeral Home is assisting the family.