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John Shepherd “Johnny” Bell, 78, of Fluvanna County died September 19, 2019 at UVA Hospital. He was the son of the late James Bell and Lutie Holland Bell. In addition to his parents, brother James Barclay Bell, and sister Cary Harris predeceased him. He was a lifelong farmer, historian, and lover of the land.
He is survived by his son, John S. Bell, II, his daughter Judith Bell Lewis and her husband Lee Anthony, grandchildren John S. “Bunky” Bell, III and his wife Candace, and Jennifer Platt and her husband Eddie, and 7 great grandchildren, all of Fluvanna County. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Bell Kirby, of Mullica Hill, NJ. The family welcomes all to gather at Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7pm to 8:30pm. Interment will be at Lyles Baptist Church in Wilmington, Virginia on Sunday, September 22, 2019. A graveside service will be held at Lyles at 3pm, officiated by Reverend Thomas LeVines. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Fluvanna County Historical Society.