Retired First Class Firefighter James R. Bell, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2002, following an extended illness. He retired in 1997 with 26.18 years of service. He was also the stepfather of Captain and Safety Officer Sammy G. McIntyre, who retired in 2012.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, NC 27597 with honors from the US Army and the City of Raleigh Fire Department.
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the funeral home.
He’s pictured below in his 2012 fire department yearbook portrait.