Funeral service for Rickie Lee Bell, age 62, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Colbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Cemetery.
Rickie was born on September 29, 1959, in Jackson, MS, to the late Jimmy Baites and Emma Dean Dollar Bell. He worked in the shipping and receiving department of Goodman Manufacturing in Fayetteville for 40 years. Mr. Bell enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and throwing darts. He was an avid sports fan and always watched the Chicago Bears. Mr. Bell was a longtime member of the Fayetteville Elks Lodge #1792. Rickie passed away on July 31, 2022, at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include his daughter, Carrie (Phillip) Tomlin of Hazel Green, AL; sisters, Tammy Louise (Ataana) Badilli of Nashville, and Lisa Ann (Kevin) Monks of Fayetteville; bonus siblings, Larry (Lisa) Posey of Petersburg, Curtis (Tina) Posey of Fayetteville, and Kay (Tracy) McNeal of the Yukon Community; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to his parents, Rickie was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Diane Bell in 2018.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home, with an Elk’s Lodge Service at 7 PM.
Curtis Posey, Tracy McNeal, Chris Posey, Drew Monks, Austin McNeal, and Brandon Posey will serve as pallbearers.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rickie Lee Bell.