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Thomas W. Bell

October 28, 1941 ~ June 21, 2022

Thomas Winfred Bell, 80, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Thomas was born on October 28, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan to Charles Bell Jr and Bernice (Siemion) Bell. Thomas grew up and lived in Detroit until he joined the U.S. Army in 1965. While stationed in Germany, Thomas met Tilly Elsasser and the couple wed on July 27, 1973. Tilly faithfully accompanied Thomas to each duty station the Army sent them to.

After over 20 years of service, Thomas retired while in Germany and eventually settled in Copperas Cove, Texas to be closer to his family.

Thomas was involved with In-Country Vet and the Motorcycle Club of Copperas Cove.

Thomas enjoyed riding his motorcycle and the comfort of his family.

Thomas is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Tilly Bell; son, Thomas Bell and wife, Bobbie; brother, Eugene Bell; grandchildren, Anthony Eclavea, RaisaEclavea, and Rala Eclavea; and great-grandchildren, Cali Eclavea, Jordan Eclavea, and Connor Eclavea.

Condolences may be left at 

Copperas Cove Leader Press

2210 U.S. 190
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Phone:(254) 547-4207