Bill was born on 12/30/1928 in Kalamazoo MI. He served in the U.S. Army HQ 4th INF DIV ARTY Germany during the occupation of Germany and the early years of the cold war. Bill retired from Upjohn Company. He delighted spending time with his dog Rylee. Bill is survived by his son William (Joy) Bell Jr., daugther Ailene Caltzontzin; granddaugthers Jennifer (Edward) Jones, Kathryn Bell, and Tabitha Caltzontzin and two brothers, James Bell and Frank Bell. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Maryjoan (Wechsher) Bell and two sisters and a brother. A gravesite service, with military honors, will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 11:30 am at Fort Custer National Cemetary. Anyone attending please arrive by 11:15 am.