Chapter Grand

Charles G. Bell #285

Charles Gaylan Bell, 60, of Dallas passed away on August 30, 2015 after losing his battle with brain cancer. An esteemed and accomplished trial attorney specializing in medical malpractice defense, Charlie was most recently a founding partner of Krueger, Bell & Bailey LLP. His prior law firms include Vial Hamilton; Newton, Bell & Jones; Stradley, Schmidt, Stephens and Wright; Gwinn & Roby and Stewart Stimmel. Charlie graduated from South Garland High School in 1973; Stephen F. Austin University in 1977, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in 1980. He was an active member of the Texas and Dallas Bar Associations and Texas Association of Defense Counsel and was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2002. In addition to Charlie's commitment to the legal profession and his devotion to his loved ones, Charlie enjoyed his association with Ursuline Academy Dad's Club and The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where he served on the vestry. Charlie will be remembered for his keen intellect, sharp wit, and irreverent sense of humor as well as his love of music. Survivors include his beloved children, Audrey Lane Bell and Austin Paul Bell; their mother, Lisa Berres Bell; devoted and loving girlfriend Marsha McRae; sister-in-law Rosalind Bell and his nieces and nephews Kenley Estes (Foster); Rebecca Bentley (Dan); Landon Bell (Rebecca) and Preston Bell. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy Lowery and Charles (Buddy) Bell and two brothers, Paul Leroy Bell and Ronnie Gene Bell. A memorial service to celebrate Charlie's life will be held on September 12, 2015 at 11:00 am at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 11122 Midway Road, Dallas. Honorary pallbearers are Austin Bell, Landon Bell, Chuck Aris, Jim Stouffer, Rick Freeman, Lance Leslie, Steve McDonald, Ward Eastman, Jay Sparkes, Kline Boyd, Joel Steed, Bernie Milstein, Vernon Krueger, Sean McDaniel and Marc Clint. Honorary ushers are members of the Ursuline Academy Dad's Club and ABOTA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.