William C. Bell, 64, of 2352 General Longstreet Drive, Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday, July 16, 1985, in Virginia Beach General Hospital, after a heart attack.
Mr. Bell retired as a major from the Marine Corps on Feb. 21, 1961, after 18 years’ service. He served during World War II and Korean Conflict. Following that he was employed as insurance agent by Acacia Group of Companies, Virginia Beach.
He was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Altoona, the son of William F. and Zanna (Heverly) Bell, and Dec. 26, 1944, in Altoona, married Julia M. Rollins.
Surviving are his wife; four children: William C. of Irvine, Calif.; Barbara M. Pennington of Virginia Beach and Beverly J. Pierce and Bonnie L. Morrell of Fredericksburg, Md., and three grandchildren.
Also surviving is a sister, Betty E. Grimes of Albany, Ga.
Mr. Bell had attended Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, serving as an elder.
He was a member of the Marine Raiders, VFW, Retired Officers Association, Eagle Scout, Altoona Troop; Hiram Lodge, F&AM, and Jaffa Shrine Temple.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment in Grandview Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday in the funeral home.