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John R. Bell

August 12, 1944 — June 21, 2023



  John (Jock) Richard Bell 78, Casper Wyoming passed June 21st, 2023 peacefully in his home.

  John (Jock) was born in Eureka Nevada to Rodger Elmo Bell & Winefred Ellen DeWitt on August 12th, 1944.

  The family lived in many places in Nevada and in 1952 they packed up and moved to Wyoming. They lived in many places such as Winchester and Ten Sleep. Eventually they moved to Casper Wyoming in 1960.

  Jock went to Natrona County High School where he graduated in 1963. Later the family moved to Thermopolis Wyoming where they purchased The Rainbow Court. That is where Jock met his loving wife Sheryl in 1967. They were married in 1968 and had their first-born son John (Little John) The family later moved back to Casper Wyoming where they had two more sons, Sean and Scott.

  Jock worked many jobs in his life. He worked hard to provide for his family as an operating engineer running scrapers and cranes. As well as owning his own automotive repair shop. Jock helped build so many great places in his life as an operator. The Power Station at point of rocks, WyoDak, Lower and Company and eventually retired when Dry Fork came to completion.

  Jock enjoyed many things in life, but family was everything to him. You could always find him spending time with his sons, wife, and grandchildren. He was also an avid motorcycle rider. He enjoyed long rides on his Goldwing and feeling the wind in his hair. He would also tell you that there is nothing better than good hot wings on the barbecue, along with anything else that would stay on the grill and not fall in. John really enjoyed watching his grandkids play in the yard or watching them light up over the holidays. Nothing made him happier than his grandkids.

  Jock is survived by his loving wife Sheryl of 55 years. His son Sean (Natalia), son Scott (Jessica), grandsons Alexander and Mykola. His sisters Claudia and Judy along with numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and loved ones.

  He was preceded in death by his son John, his mother Winefred Bell, father Rodger Bell and his brother Jerry Bell.

  Funeral services will be held at Bustards and Jacoby at 600 CY Ave, Casper Wyoming at 10 am. Presiding by Chris Whaker.

  There will be a reception to follow at Chatters Bar and Grill

Chatters Bar & Grill 1324 Prairie Lane Bar Nunn Wy 82601 307-234-5329

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023 at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home. Chris Walker will officiate.

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Friday, June 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home

600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601

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