C.D. âDingerâ Bell 71, of Rankin, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Midland, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Crane with Reverend Troy Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Rankin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
C.D. was born on March 14, 1946, in Temple, Texas to A B and Pearl Robinnet Bell. He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the Army. âDingerâ retired after 30 years of service from Union Pacific where he worked as a Rail Road Engineer.
C.D. married Patricia Allmon on January 7, 1983, in San Antonio, Texas. They had lived in Rankin since 1998. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
C.D.âs hobby was making silverware jewelry, animals, and chimes to sell at markets.
He loved to fish, old cars, and his â34 Ford hot rod.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Bell; and a sister, Joyce.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bell of Rankin; a son, Christopher Bell of Hockley, TX; a daughter, Michelle Jurkovich and her husband Jon of Houston; three step sons, Wayne Allmon of Rankin, Dale Allmon of Cleveland, Ohio, and Craig Allmon of Winnetka, California; two brothers, Jack Bell of Colorado, and Jerry Bell of Wimberly, TX; 10 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.