Robert Alvin “Bobby” Bell, Jr.

May 9, 1959 - January 7, 2023

05/09/1959 - 01/07/2023

Past Services

Wednesday January 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Memorial Service
Thursday January 12, 2023
4:00 pm
Hope Free Will Baptist Church
8772 NC Highway 258 South
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Additional Information:

Rev. Matthew Jones will be officiating the service and there will be Masonic Rites.

Robert Alvin “Bobby” Bell, Jr., age 63, of Scotland Neck, passed away on January 7, 2023, at the ECU Health Medical Center of Greenville, NC

Bobby was born on May 9, 1959, to Robert and Sharon Basnight Bell in Scotland Neck. He graduated high school from New Birth Christian School in Tarboro, then attended Wayne Community College to study Aviation Maintenance. Bobby married the love of his life, Donna Thrasher on January 27, 1985. They had one son, Christopher Bell. Bobby was a member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church and he served as a mason with Scotland Neck #447 A.F. and A. M. Bobby was best known as a crop-duster. He worked with Bell’s Flying Service from 1981-2003. If you looked up in the sky and saw the yellow and gray Ag Cat N518Y, you knew it was Bobby doing what he loved to do best. Following his crop-dusting days, he worked as an inspector and mechanic for C130 airplanes for the Marines and the Coast Guard. Bobby loved his family, and he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Christopher Alvin Bell.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Donna of the home; his son, Christopher Robert Bell and his wife, Angelica of Linden; a brother, Timmy Bell of Scotland Neck; and a sister, Terry Bell Daily, her husband Terry and their granddaughter, Kimberly Daily of Goldsboro and his four-legged companion Buddy.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel. Due to allergies, the family has requested that no one wear perfumes or colognes please.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 4:00 pm at the Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Matthew Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 8772 Hwy 258, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here directly to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ashley Barber
1 year ago

I just saw Bobby’s obituary. I am so sorry to his family and friends for their loss. He was always up for a good chat anytime I saw him at Farm Bureau.

Ann Daily
1 year ago

I was devastated to hear that Bobby has passed away and my heart is broken for all that knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lisa (Coker) Walston
1 year ago

I went to the same school as Bobby. I’m very sorry to hear about his passing. Praying for your family.

Sharon Raynor
1 year ago

Donna and family, Marvin and I are so sad about Bobby. He has been a great friend and brother-in-Christ. You all are in our thoughts and prayers….Donna, If you need anything Marvin and I will be there for you. It’s a great consolation to know Bobby is praising God with the angels. With Love….

Perrin Wilkinson Gardner
1 year ago

I am so sorry to read this. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bobby was a sweet guy.
He will be missed.

Mahlon & Donna Hux
1 year ago

We were so very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. With our heartfelt deepest sympathy to all the family. God bless each and everyone of you.

Kathy Burek
1 year ago

I remember Bobby from high school when it was called Joy Christian School . I was a few years older but everyone there was like family. So sorry to hear of his passing and praying for comfort for all his family and friends .

Christine Wardsworth Cochran
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God hold you close in your time of need. Bobby was a great guy,and gone way to soon.

Nancy Rouson
1 year ago

Donna,Chris & Angelica you are in my thoughts and prayers. In the arms of the Angels with “Peanut”?

Nancy Brown Hardy
1 year ago

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Bobby Bell! Prayers and blessings for the family! Fly high my friend!