James Jacob Bell, age 17, a resident of Echo Springs Rd. Belington passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 8, 2014 from auto accident. He was born June 2, 1997 in Monroe Co. PA, a son of Anita Louise (Eberly) Bell and stepfather Mark Eugene Lentz Jr. of Belington
Sister, Mya Ashlynn Bell of Belington
Paternal grandparents Ralph J. Bell and the late Doreen Ann Bell
Maternal grandparents Titus and Maria Eberly
Step grandparents Terri and Mark Lentz Sr. all of PA
Aunts and uncles, Jennifer Ann Prunkel, Gene Eberly, Nichole Romeo, Chris Bell, Andra Baehr, and Lisa Bell all of PA
Several cousins and two special cousins that James grew up with Michael Eberly and Samantha Prunkel.
James was a student at Philip Barbour High School where he was an honor roll student and was head of the wrestling team; he was very athletic and devoted countless hours in running and training. He was a volunteer instructor for the Philippi Martial Arts Academy and trained with Kyoshi Jeff Walters and Sensei Linnea Walters. James hoped to be a UFC Fighter training under Scott Gillis. He was kind and generous with his time and would help anyone in need. James will be forever remembered as a supportive brother, loving son and a helpful friend. His powerful smile and loving presence will be forever remembered by those he touched.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday September 11, 2014 at the Philippi Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the James Bell Memorial c/o Linnea Walters 163 Lander Rd. Philippi, WV 26416 or online at gofundme.com/e95icg