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RODNEY A BELL Rodney A. Bell, loving husband and father passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at age 81, in Henderson. Rod was born April 23, 1937, in Los Angeles, to Afton Bell and Violet (Bell) Brubaker. Rod's life was filled with all things he loved, roller skating in his youth as well as paper routes as a kid. He had a profitable shoe shine business in high school. Rod enjoyed boating in Southern California with friends and family and made many trips to Catalina Island as well as up and down the coast. Rod loved to dance!! Few things made him happier than great country music, the standards of the 40's and 50's, or a weekend dancing to Wes Winters' music. His delight was a good dance floor and being surrounded by friends. Professionally Rod became dedicated to the high fidelity electronics industry where he excelled as a sales representative. He was Vice President at JBL which was the largest loudspeaker company in the United States and later President of Soundcraftsman, a renown sound equalizer corporation. His love of teaching others was a gift few could match. He was preceded in death by his father, Afton Bell; mother, Violet (Bell) Brubaker; sister, Carol (Charlie) Larson; as well as his brother, Dave (Kim) Bell. Rod is survived by his wife, Melody, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Rod was the proud father of four wonderful children, Lauri Bell, Rod W. Bell (Laurel), Steve Bell (Nichole) and Chris (Kathleen). He had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He will be laid to rest Mon., April 8, at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, CA. A memorial will be 1-3 p.m. Thu., April 11, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. It would be his wish that we remember him as the guy who always had something nice to say to and about everybody. He had a ready smile that would bring happiness to all he knew and cared for.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Apr. 7, 2019.
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December 4, 2019
Oh, Melody. I was looking for your address (to make sure it hasn't changed) for the Christmas gift I am sending to you and I stumbled across this. I am so very sorry. You and Rod have been in my heart for years and years and I always look forward to our 'holiday date" each year...and it never occurred to me that anything would change. Believe that you are loved and hold that warmth tightly to you. Rod was such a great guy.
jennifer wood-bell
April 11, 2019
My heart is broken for you. I think of you everyday and hold you close to my heart. Rod will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him and to know him was to love him.
April 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rod. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure when it fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life on earth at John 6:40.
April 9, 2019
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time. Rod was a wonderful man and a terrific dancer. We will miss you both on the dance floor at Wes Winters. You both hold a special place in our hearts. He will be missed.

Michael and Karen Lienhard
Michael and Karen Lienhard
April 8, 2019
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