January 17, 1942 ~ March 12, 2022

Born in: Lynn, MA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John William (Jack) Bell, 80, of Asheville, NC, died on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Care Partners Hospice Solace Center.

A native of Lynn, MA, John was the son of the late Chester Arthur and Louise Marie Grinnell Bell. He formerly lived in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked with the Toluca Pacific securities firm, and maintained friendships with his coworkers. He lived in Asheville since 1997.

Mr. Bell is survived by his brother, Stephen Arthur Bell (Amaya), of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and seven nieces and nephews, including Tim Kelley (Tonya) of Asheville.

He was preceded in death by sister Janice Kelley of Asheville.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Dean Cesa at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2022, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Candler.

Memorials may be made to Pisgah Legal Services, 62 Charlotte St., Asheville, NC, 28801. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: March 19, 2022 1:00 pm

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
768 Asbury Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Our condolences to Tim and family. John was a warm and funny man , he had great stories and had a way of conveying them just so , it was a pleasure knowing him and he will be missed.

  2. I worked with John for over 10 years. He was a wonderful friend. Very kind, very funny and boy could he tell the stories.
    My condolences to his family.
    RIP my friend.


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