Monroe “Pat” Bell, 52, of 2212 Lakeview Terrace, Burlington, died at his residence on Thursday, September 4th, 2014.
A native of Alamance County, Pat was the son of George L. Bell, who survives and the late Jean Hamilton Bell. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington where he was an Elder and also served as Chairman of the Sound Committee. He was a weekly volunteer in the church office and had proudly earned his Eagle Scout award as a member of Troop 17. Among his many other interests, he was an avid HAM radio operator.
His career in the radio industry spanned over 30 years. In 1981, while a student at Elon University, Pat began working at the Elon campus station, WSOE-FM. Upon graduating in 1983, he continued as a studio operator and on-air personality at WBBB-FM, Burlington; WREV-AM, Reidsville; WBAG-AM, Burlington; WIST-FM, Thomasville; WZTK-FM, Burlington; WPCM-AM, Burlington and WBAG-AM, Burlington. Many will remember Pat as the current host of the Saturday Morning Swap Shop at WBAG-AM.
Other than his father, George L. Bell, Pat is survived by his sister, Jeanie Bell Burris and her husband Brad, of Whitsett; nieces, Taylor Ward and Sarah Patterson, of Whitsett and a nephew, Tanner Baker, of Whitsett and his family of devoted friends.
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A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday September 7, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 W Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at their residence. Entombment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the mausoleum at Alamance Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spina Bifida Association, 4590 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 250, Washington, D.C. 20007 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.richand thompson.com