- June 9, 1923 - January 24, 2013
- Kingston, Tennessee
of Beecher's Passing
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4708 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
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He was one of the best history teachers I have ever had! He could have chosen to teach at a larger university any where in the world and yet he ended up here in the little town of Kingston, Tn. within the county of Roane! Thank you Mr. Bell for all of the inspiration you gave to your many students as well as the faculty at Roane County High! Yes, it has been almost (40) forty years since I sat
Posted by: Mark L Thornton - Kingston, TN - Student Feb 13, 2013
In Remembrance of my Uncle Beecher, Altho I did not have the opportunity to see him as often as I would have like, I did know him and loved him. I remember he and Aunt Mary came to visit us when we lived in Anacortes, WA in the late 90's. They were driving a motor home;a hose to the radiator leaking, my husband repaired it and told him to get to the nearest gas station and have it replaced; later
Posted by: Sonja Lee McDonald Blancke - St. George, UT - Niece Feb 05, 2013
Beecher and Mary were special people and will be greatly missed. I met Beecher through Mary. Mary was the founder of the Southwest Point Chapter DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and Beecher helped her make it a success.They were very active in the preservation of historic sites in Kingston, such as, Fort Southwest Point, Bethel Cemetery, Old Roane County Court House and the home of Kingston's Revolutionary War Patriot, Gideon Morgan, to name a few.
They were devoted to their children and grandchildren.
Beecher and Mary will not be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers go to their family.
Posted by: Jerry and Bobbe Honey - Kingston, TN Jan 31, 2013
A wonderful teacher and a great human being.
Posted by: Alice Smith Mullenix - Madison, AL - Student Jan 30, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bell. I haven't lived in Kingston for 30+ years, but Mr. Bell is an important part of my high school memories. My thoughts are with the family durin your loss.
Posted by: Dawn Walls Diehl - Louisville, KY - Former student Jan 29, 2013
One of my most memorable high school teachers. He was the only one that ever made history interesting to me.
My condolences, Cindy.
Posted by: Dennis Judd - Near Atlanta, GA Jan 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You were an awesome teacher!
Posted by: Leah McMillan Larkin - McEwen, TN - Student Jan 29, 2013
Hard to say farewell to such a treasure... Prayers and thoughts to the family.. Always good words were spoken if his name was in the sentence. He helped mold so many of the young Roane County students. So glad I was one of them.
Posted by: Stephanie Castle - Kingston, TN - Former student Jan 29, 2013
Mr.Bell was a great teacher, relating his life experiences to history, and just an all around exceptionally nice person. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Sara Jane Tinker (Jane Stepp) - Knoxville, TN - former student at RCHS Jan 29, 2013
Cindy & Dan
I am so sorry for your loss but know you will relish all the memories of your dad.
Posted by: Valorie Maner - Knoxville, TN Jan 28, 2013