James Victor Bell, also known as “Jim” or “Foxtail” was born on April 8, 1940 in Charleston, Arkansas and went to be with God on Sept. 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, James Lenus and Anna Irene (Rogers) Bell and one sister, Thomaseen Maddox.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat Bell of Paris; his sister, Cassaleen Smith of Austin, Arkansas; his children, Mike Bell and wife TJ of Booneville, Shawna Bell of Barling, John Bell of Paris, Autumn Bell of Paris and Zoie Bell of Paris; his grandchildren, Irene Rose, Alex Rose and Tate Bell; and his great-grandchildren, Cameron Bell, Addilynn Young and James Cyrus Bell who is due to arrive January of 2018.

Jim never met a stranger, he was friendly and joyous and known by many. He was involved in the VNVLV/MC and many other clubs which gave him many life long friends and brothers. He was the light on a dark day to lift anyone’s troubles. He loved his family, friends and fur babies. His love comforts us knowing he is watching us from above as we continue our lives.

A service will be given by his brother, Denny Jarman and the rest of Chapter A Motorcycle Club at the VFW in New Blaine, Arkansas on Oct. 1, 2017. Anyone who would like to celebrate Jim “Foxtail” Bell’s life is welcome to attend. The family will gather in Mena, Arkansas to say our their goodbyes as he is laid to rest with his family on a beautiful farm.

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sebastian County Humane Society in Jim’s honor at P.O. Box 10953, Fort Smith, AR 72917.