Derek Chase Bell, 28, passed away on Aug.3, 2018
Derek Chase Bell, 28, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
Visitation with family present will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Carlson Funeral Home, ElDorado. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of El Dorado with Pastor Sam McVay of New Life Equipping Ministry Church officiating.
Derek was born on July 25, 1990 in Arkansas City, Kan. He was adopted by Terry and Sandra “Sandy” (Baker) Bell when he was 5 years-old. Derek had Cerebral Palsy and the family loved him and lovingly cared for him throughout his life. He was a blessing and an encouragement to so many. Derek graduated from Flint Hills High School Class of 2011. He was a member of New Life Equipping Ministry Church, and loved music. He enjoyed watching game shows on television, bright lights and anything that made noise. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
His loving family includes: his parents, Terry and Sandy Bell of Rosalia; sisters, Jamie Bell of Augusta, Amanda Bell of El Dorado, Rachel Bell of Rosalia, and Patricia Bell of El Dorado; maternal grandparents, Robert and Patsy Baker of Oakland, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Marion and Margaret Bell of Rosalia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Derek was preceded in death by his aunt, Jenny (Sundgren) Baker; uncle, Shane Baker and aunt, Marcella Bell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, 200 S. Star Street, El Dorado, Kansas 67042. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Derek at www.carlsoncolonial.com.