Born November 30, 1970, in Madison, he was a son of Judy D. Bell and the late Ancil Ray Bell. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Michelle Bell; grandparents, Clarence and Rachael Bell, Clyde Baisden and Erna Cutlip; step-grandfather, George Cutlip, and his first nephew, Michael Corey Bell.
Eddie had many loves in his life, foremost was his children, Susan and Casey. They brought so much joy to him; they made him proud to see what a fine young woman and man they have become. Eddie also loved and cherished his nieces and nephews, Brittany, Cole, Austin and RaeLynn. Eddie was a longtime Washington Redskins fan, whether they won or lost, since he was nine years old. Along with his wife Michelle, Eddie was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling and just being with his many friends and family.
In his 41 years, Eddie touched so many with his kind spirit and his ever present smile. Although it wasn't nearly enough time to be here on earth, his humble heart and smile will live on in each of us.
Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include his two children, Susan Elizabeth Burnette and Casey “Edward” Bell; one step-son, Lee Dingess II; two brothers, Ancil Ray Junior (Sherry) Bell and Mike (Christa) Bell; one brother-in-law, Mikey Workman; his soon-to-be granddaughter due in July; and his father and mother-in-law, Mike and Mary Workman.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at First Church of Christ in Chapmanville with Chad Neil and Jerry Price officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Pallbearers will be Chad Pridemore, Michael Workman, Terry Blankenship, Daniel Pritchard, Lee Dingess II, Nick Ball, Zack Thompson, Johnny Hensley, Bradley Manns, Michael Carroll, Shawn Mullins and Kevin Hoops.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Butcher, Robert Carroll, Mike Huffman, Jason Blankenship, Mike Vines, Allen Hensley, Rusty Booton and Brandon Gillum.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the church.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.