Gary Tolbert Bell, age 59, of Monticello, Kentucky. Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Stearns, Kentucky as the result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born on June 4, 1957 in Monticello, Kentucky, son of the late Wendell Tolbert Bell and Alva Louise Atkinson Bell.  He was a retired self-employed truck driver, worked as a small engine mechanic, and owned his own small appliance repair shop.  Gary was a man of ingenuity, integrity and kind heartness, who enjoyed helping others.  His motto in life seemed to be “simple common sense in doing things”.  He was a professional Biker with years of experience in riding.  Gary enjoyed music, especially the guitar of which he played skillfully.  He was a loving, kind and gentle giant to his family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.   

He was preceded in death by his parents,

Gary is survived by his wife; Vickie Stidham Bell of Doraville, Georgia, his son; Wesley Tolbert Bell of Denver, Colorado, daughter; Niki Lee Bell of Atlanta, Georgia, a brother; Kevin Bell of Hagerstown, Indiana, his sisters; Connie and (Billy Joe) Rigney of Muncie, Indiana, Karen and (Glenn) Crabtree, and Tammy Dishman all of Monticello, Kentucky, and his grandson; Tolly Reyes Thompson along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In accordance with his wishes, Gary will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Gary Tolbert Bell