Billy Joe Bell

March 2, 1971 - May 22, 2023
Billy Joe Bell

Billy Joe Bell age 52 a resident of 2048 Robersonville Road, Washington, NC died Monday, May 22, 2023.

A Graveside Service will be held 2pm June 2, 2023 at Davis Cemetery Pantego NC (Pungo Community).

Billy was born in Beaufort County on March 2, 1971 to the late Mary Lewis-Bell and Joseph Bell Sr. He is survived by his wife Michelle Bell; four sons: Braxton, Jordan, Mason, and Bentley Bell; a sister: Melissa Bell; two brothers: Ralph Jarvis and wife Christy, Jody Bell and wife Melody; four nephews: Avery, Andrew, Harrison, Hunter; two nieces: Megan and Sydney.

Billy was an active member of the community and coached scores of kids in football and traveling youth baseball. He spent decades farming before making the transition from soil to asphalt with Bell Trucking Company, which he owned and operated before its eventual closure. Trucks weren’t his only interest though; he loved drag racing and could be found in the cockpit or under the hood tinkering away, equally content from either vantage point.

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to be assisting the Bell family.


Friday, June 2, 2023
2:00 PM

Davis Cemetery - Directions
138 Grassy Ridge Road
Pantego, NC 27960

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  • June 01, 2023
    Brittany and Sierra Daughton says:
    Billy you will be missed by so many people. I don’t think you ever realized how many people loved and cared about you. You were such a kind hearted person. You were an amazing father. Thank you for your friendship. You have your angel wings now, so fly high buddy. I know you will be watching over everyone.

  • May 30, 2023
    Myra D Gregory says:
    I have known Billy since he was a child It is so very hard to believe that he is gone. He was such a wonderful person and friend to all that knew him. He will be missed by one and all. Prayers for the family and friends whoare suffering so very much because of this tragic loss. May God be with all of you and give you the strength and comfort that you need to deal with this loss. Hold his memories close to your heart and let them bring you comfort until the day that you will meet again.

  • May 26, 2023
    Shelia Bowden says:
    Missy and family, my heart goes out to each one of you. Billy will be missed and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the memories and cherish everything you have done with him! God bless you and your family.

  • May 26, 2023
    Deborah steiner says:
    Billy you will be truly missed by all who knew you . Prayers and condolences to the Bell family

  • May 26, 2023
    Juanita Godley says:
    Billy was one of those people you had to love. He was so kind hearted and will be truly be missed. I was glad to know him and call him my friend for several years. May he rest in peace now.

  • May 25, 2023
    Nikki Selby says:
    My prayers and thoughts go out to all of Billy's family and friends and all those he touched through life ...May y'all find an overwhelming sense of peace that you can only know comes from Jesus...God Bless you all.

  • May 25, 2023
    Carnell Williams says:
    Billy was always a great and quiet friend. I was loud and he was always very soft spoken. We often talked about our kids when we bumped into each other at slatestone grocery.He loved the lord and his family very much. Rest easy my dear friend…Burn them tracks in heaven my dude!!!

  • May 25, 2023
    Stacy L Black says:
    He was just a kind soul. He will be missed..

  • May 25, 2023
    Daphne Allen says:
    Will always remember Billy as a classmate and friend prayers for the family