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Marshall Allen ‘Butch’ Bell, 68, professional salesman with Ferguson Enterprises

Marshall Allen 'Butch' Bell
Marshall Allen ‘Butch’ Bell

WILMINGTON — Marshall Allen “Butch” Bell, 68, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Butch was born on Feb. 10, 1949, in Sampson County, N.C. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lee Bell.

Butch was a wonderful husband, caring father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed help and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Butch was a professional salesman at Ferguson Enterprises. He enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool and go-kart racing with his children. He loved older cars and going to car shows.

Butch is survived by his mother, Blanche Bell; his wife of 38 years, Patricia Hufham Bell; sister, Lauren Jean Bell; children, Matthew Bell, and his wife, Brandy, Jeffrey Ellison, Kimberly Boger, Julie Ellison and Daniel Ellison; grandchildren, Logan, Zander, Dominic, Tyler, Brent, Christian, Max and Danika; great-grandchildren, Brenden, Amoura and Milla.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday Jan. 27, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. William Cooper officiating. The family will see friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to services.

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