Richard W. Bell, age 63, of Galesburg, MI passed away on February 19, 2017 with his family by his side. Richard was born in Kalamazoo on April 11, 1953 the son of the late Stanley and Lenore (St. Amond) Bell. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by his children, Lenore (Eugene) Little and Michelle (Anthony) Davis; five grandchildren; brother, Ronald (Connie) Bell, brother in-law, Jim Esman and nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate Richard's life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11:00 AM 2:00 PM at the Comstock VFW Post 6252, 5990 East Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Private interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to a VFW Post of your choice or Great Lakes Caring Hospice, c/o the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.