Rickie Lee Bell
September 29, 1959 -
July 31, 2022

Visitation

August 2, 2022
5 PM until 8 PM with Elk's Lodge Service at 7 PM

Service 

August 3, 2022
10 AM

Interment

August 3, 2022
Obituary

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.

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16 Comments

  1. Cricket Wagster

    I am just learning of Rickie’s passing and I am so sorry for your loss. Rickie was my neighbor for 25 years on South Patrick Rd and next to his dad was the funniest person I knew. Always had a laugh larger than life and could make me laugh at the stupidest things. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  2. Mike McGehee

    I was so sad to learn of Ricky’s passing. Ricky and I became friends after his family moved on to Patrick road, a few houses down from me. He was ever ready to school me in the ways of aggravating his sisters, which he excelled at. As we started driving, we took turns totaling cars. As I remember, Ricky’s score was two Mustangs. Great memories buddy, you are missed

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  3. Tia Green

    Carrie I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  4. tammy badilli

    Story about a brother and sister. Tammy Is four and Rickie is five

    My father was noticing that Rickie was giving tammy something and she was eating it. So he went over to see what the story was. It was Rickie selling Little brown rabbit poop to Tammy for a nickel a piece, calling them Smart pills. Our father just sit there and observed. Rickie gave one pallet to tammy sold it to her for a nickel and she ate it and then Rickie proceeded to ask do “Do you feel any smarter”? And she replied “No”. So Rickie sold her another one, she ate it then he proceeded to ask again’do you feel any smarter? She replied “I think this taste like rabbit poop” and Rickie replied “it’s working your getting smarter”.

    With all this said and done
    Rickie “It is an honor call you My brother”

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  5. Becky Bell Lane

    Rickie was such a sweet and thoughtful person. My best memories of him, Tammy, and Lisa was when Uncle Jimmy was still in the service, and Aunt Dean and the kids lived in Park City. I’m proud that he was my cousin. Rest in peace, sweet cousin. You were very loved.
    Becky

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  6. Keele Raymur-Counts

    What a wonderful man and great neighbor for 20+ years. He welcomed me and my family as not just neighbors but as family. we prided ourselves on taking care of each other. My heart breaks for you Carrie. You are in my prayers. please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here for what ever you need.
    I pray is for God to wrap His loving arms around you to give you the comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    I will forever love the Bell Family.

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  7. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    We are so sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. We loved Diane and Ricky and always enjoyed seeing them. Had many good memories from Goodman.
    May God bless you all.

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  8. Brenda and Joe Burns

    We are so saddened to hear of Rickies passing .Such a kind and outgoing man.A good friend too many and Diane and Rickie are together once again.Prayers to all of his family.May God wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time.

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  9. Heather

    Prayers to the family for comfort and strength

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  10. Norris Endsley

    He was A Great Guy I will miss your laugh ol Buddy

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  11. Julia Atchley

    So sorry for your loss praying for all the family and friends Ricky was awesome person and his family also 🙏

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  12. Debbie Morris

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Ricky at Amana. He was a very sweet person.. Praying for all the family.

    Reply
  13. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

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  14. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    Carrie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Rickie’s passing. He was a very good person whom we will miss greatly.
    He is no doubt in a better place reunited with Diane.
    Think of you at this moment of great sadness.
    You all are in our prayers.
    Scott and Gwen

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  15. Gary Bell

    Great Friend and nothing but Good Memories! CUZZ will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to know him.

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  16. Donnie and Rita Parks

    Condolences to Family. My Brother, James Cash, thought a lot of Ricky Bell and Ricky Hopkins. James worked for Averrit.

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Cricket Wagster

    I am just learning of Rickie’s passing and I am so sorry for your loss. Rickie was my neighbor for 25 years on South Patrick Rd and next to his dad was the funniest person I knew. Always had a laugh larger than life and could make me laugh at the stupidest things. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Reply
  2. Mike McGehee

    I was so sad to learn of Ricky’s passing. Ricky and I became friends after his family moved on to Patrick road, a few houses down from me. He was ever ready to school me in the ways of aggravating his sisters, which he excelled at. As we started driving, we took turns totaling cars. As I remember, Ricky’s score was two Mustangs. Great memories buddy, you are missed

    Reply
  3. Tia Green

    Carrie I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. tammy badilli

    Story about a brother and sister. Tammy Is four and Rickie is five

    My father was noticing that Rickie was giving tammy something and she was eating it. So he went over to see what the story was. It was Rickie selling Little brown rabbit poop to Tammy for a nickel a piece, calling them Smart pills. Our father just sit there and observed. Rickie gave one pallet to tammy sold it to her for a nickel and she ate it and then Rickie proceeded to ask do “Do you feel any smarter”? And she replied “No”. So Rickie sold her another one, she ate it then he proceeded to ask again’do you feel any smarter? She replied “I think this taste like rabbit poop” and Rickie replied “it’s working your getting smarter”.

    With all this said and done
    Rickie “It is an honor call you My brother”

    Reply
  5. Becky Bell Lane

    Rickie was such a sweet and thoughtful person. My best memories of him, Tammy, and Lisa was when Uncle Jimmy was still in the service, and Aunt Dean and the kids lived in Park City. I’m proud that he was my cousin. Rest in peace, sweet cousin. You were very loved.
    Becky

    Reply
  6. Keele Raymur-Counts

    What a wonderful man and great neighbor for 20+ years. He welcomed me and my family as not just neighbors but as family. we prided ourselves on taking care of each other. My heart breaks for you Carrie. You are in my prayers. please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here for what ever you need.
    I pray is for God to wrap His loving arms around you to give you the comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    I will forever love the Bell Family.

    Reply
  7. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    We are so sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. We loved Diane and Ricky and always enjoyed seeing them. Had many good memories from Goodman.
    May God bless you all.

    Reply
  8. Brenda and Joe Burns

    We are so saddened to hear of Rickies passing .Such a kind and outgoing man.A good friend too many and Diane and Rickie are together once again.Prayers to all of his family.May God wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Heather

    Prayers to the family for comfort and strength

    Reply
  10. Norris Endsley

    He was A Great Guy I will miss your laugh ol Buddy

    Reply
  11. Julia Atchley

    So sorry for your loss praying for all the family and friends Ricky was awesome person and his family also 🙏

    Reply
  12. Debbie Morris

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Ricky at Amana. He was a very sweet person.. Praying for all the family.

    Reply
  13. Tony and Lereca Swinford

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

    Reply
  14. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    Carrie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Rickie’s passing. He was a very good person whom we will miss greatly.
    He is no doubt in a better place reunited with Diane.
    Think of you at this moment of great sadness.
    You all are in our prayers.
    Scott and Gwen

    Reply
  15. Gary Bell

    Great Friend and nothing but Good Memories! CUZZ will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to know him.

    Reply
  16. Donnie and Rita Parks

    Condolences to Family. My Brother, James Cash, thought a lot of Ricky Bell and Ricky Hopkins. James worked for Averrit.

    Reply

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