John Dale Bell, 78, of Alma passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at a local hospital. He spent most of his working life in the oil and gas industry and then retired as a road grader operator for the Crawford County Road Department. He was born Jan. 19, 1939, in Dyer to the late Elbert and Blanche (Burrow) Bell.

The family will have a private service at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann Bell of the home; one daughter, Robin Bell of Washington; two sons, Kevin Bell and Chris Bell, both of Alma; one sister, Ruth Williams of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Hospice, 3300 S. 70th St., Fort Smith, AR 72903.

To place an online tribute please visit www.ockerfuneralhome.com.