September 9, 1969 ~ February 18, 2021

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Edward “Ed” Todd Bell, 51, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born on September 9, 1969 in Louisville, KY to Marilyn Hamilton Bitely and the late Edward W. Bell. Ed could be described as the life of the party, an all-around jokester and the worlds best hug giver. His true enjoyment came from spending time with his family. Ed never met a stranger and loved making people laugh any chance he had. Ed loved being outdoors especially in Alaska. His hobbies included woodworking and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. Ed worked for the IBEW local 1547 in Anchorage, Alaska as a journeyman wireman.

Ed is survived by his wife Sarah Jackson Bell; his mother Marilyn Hamilton Bitely; his children Kayla Bell, Adam (Mikayla) Fleming, Savanna (Jared) Prall, Caleb Jackson Bell, Nicholas Bell and Mariska Bell; 8 grandchildren; his sisters Eyde Clark, Amy Bitely, and Stephanie Jackson; along with numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend Dennis Knebel of Anchorage, Alaska.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory followed with sharing of memories at 1:00 pm.

All who wish to honor Ed at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Bell. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Edward “Ed” Todd Bell and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com


Visitation: February 25, 2021 11:00 am - February 25, 2021 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Room: Chapel

Sharing of Memories: February 25, 2021 1:00 pm - February 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Room: Chapel

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  1. Eyde,
    Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.
    I’ll be praying for you and your family for strength to get through this painful time in your lives.

  2. Edye,

    So very sorry to hear about your brother, Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as well as lots of love & hugs being sent your way. May God Bless you All!

  3. We are devastated to hear of this great loss. Savanna has become such an integral part of our family. Eddie was a ball of energy and always brightened the room. His father/daughter dance at the wedding was fantastic.

  4. To Eyde and her family, for what your tender hearts and thoughts are going through.
    Weeping may endure for now… but some how Joy will come !

    With Sincere Prayers ,

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with Eddie’s entire family he will be missed by so many who knew and loved him. May God’s peace be with all his family.


  6. Thinking and praying for all. Eddie was sure a one of a kind. I’m sure he will be missed by all. Hugs for you Sarah!

  7. My prayers to the family, Edye, I love you and I’m so sorry. To his wife and children and all, my prayers for comfort and peace in your hearts. ❤️

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you. Sending love and bear hugs to you and the kids. I love you girl ♥️

  9. Eyde, Amy, Stephanie, Marilyn & family

    I am so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts during this difficult time. Much love and prayers to you all. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

    Psalm: 34:18
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  10. Sending my deepest condolences to all of Eddie’s family. He was a great human being and will be sorely missed by many. I will cherish our memories forever.

  11. He grew to a very handsome and responsible man. I am so sorry for your loss. It broke my heart when I heard about it. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  12. To row whole family of Eddie especially Kayla and Savanna. He was a wonderful person and I have a lot of memories from when he lived next door. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


    Stan and Cheryl (Mert) Barnett

  13. Lighting a candle to an IBEW Brother that left us too soon… ; I pray for memories of him to live on! Love and condolences to his family and friends.

  14. Very saddened to hear about Eddie’s passing. He was a light in the room and will be missed by all who knew him. All blessings to the family.

  15. Lighting this candle in for a wonderful and kind soul that has left us too soon. My prayers are for comfort and peace to the family.

    Cousin Ed I will miss you more than words can say.

  16. So sorry for your loss. Ed will be missed dearly. He left behind some great memories. Treasures that last forever.

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