Cover photo for Donna King Bell's Obituary
Donna King Bell Profile Photo
1939 Donna 2020

Donna King Bell

February 5, 1939 — June 14, 2020

Cookeville, Tennessee

Donna King Bell, 81, a native of Chapel Hill, TN, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Sparta, TN.

She was born on February 5, 1939, in Chapel Hill, TN to the late James and Mariemma King. Donna was the sister of Linda King Jones of Waverly, TN. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Bob Bell. They have 2 children, Donna Bell Mead of Cookeville, TN and Barbara Bell Friddle of Greenville, SC. "Mama Bell (Donna)" is the grandmother of Heidi Mead Langford, George Allen Mead, Hillary Mead Jones, Courtney Danielle Friddle, Audrey Bell Friddle, and Bob William Friddle. She is the great grandmother of Annika Langford, Zane Langford, Arissa Jones, Ariah Jones, and soon to be born in August, "Baby Jones." Donna also had many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Honorary pallbearers are George Olaf Mead, George Allen Mead, Bob William Friddle, Brian Friddle, Austin Allison, Keith Basey, Curtis Langford, Ben Jones, and Todd Jones.

Having worked as a medical technologist in many hospitals and laboratories, Donna ended her medical career at the Dept. of Health Education and Welfare in Washington, D.C. She was also a Forrest High School basketball player, holding a record in scoring, and a 1957 alumni.

Due to Covid-19 health crisis, a graveside funeral service to celebrate Donna's life will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill, TN for family and friends. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to :The Forrest High School Alumni Association, 3721 Mahaley Rd., Chapel Hill, TN, 37034, Or Life Care Center of Sparta For : The Alzheimer and Dementia Care Unit, 508 Mose Drive, Sparta, TN 38583.

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Phillipians 1:3 KJV

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donna King Bell, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 24

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree