Marshall Allen “Butch” Bell

February 10, 1949 - January 23, 2018
Marshall Allen “Butch” Bell

Marshall Allen “Butch” Bell age 68 of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Butch was born on February 10, 1949 in Sampson County, NC. He was preceded in death by his father Herbert Lee Bell.

Butch was a wonderful husband, caring father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed help and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Butch was a professional salesman at Ferguson Enterprises. He enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool, and Go-Kart racing with his children. He loved older cars and going to car shows.

Butch is survived by his mother, Blanche Bell; his wife of 38 years, Patricia Hufham Bell; sister, Lauren Jean Bell; children, Matthew Bell and wife Brandy, Jeffrey Ellison, Kimberly Boger, Julie Ellison, and Daniel Ellison; grandchildren, Logan, Zander, Dominic, Tyler, Brent, Christian, Max, Danika; great grandchildren Brenden, Amoura, and Milla.

Memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday January 27, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel by Rev. William Cooper. The family will see friends starting at 1 pm.

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  • January 24, 2018
    Dennis Mathewson says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: (Search: Comfort)

  • January 25, 2018
    The McConnell Family says:
    Pat, Our family is deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and hope our prayers serve as comfort to you and your family.

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  • January 25, 2018
    Heather DuHamel says:
    My deepest condolences for your loss. Butch was a good person to work with and he will be missed for his easy going nature and pleasant conversations of family when inquiring about our product line here at METSO. Always such a personable person! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.