Robert Clark Bell
Brief Sketch On The Life Of
Robert Clark Bell was born near Bell Buckle,
Tennessee, March 20, 1877, and raised on the farm. He attended the
public schools till nineteen, when he entered the Nashville Bible
At the age of 15 he was let to Christ under the preaching of
E.A. Elam, August 22, 1897. At a little
school house near Reel Foot Lake, Tennessee, where he was soon to
open a school, he began preaching, and continued to do so the
remainder of his life.
In 1901 he entered Potter Bible College, where he remained as
student-teacher for four years. During his stay at this school he
was married, September 24, 1904, to Miss Bessie Sparkman, of
Gainesville, Texas. She was a faithful and helpful Christian wife.
Their acquaintance had been formed at the Nashville Bible School,
while they were both students there.
Experiencing and realizing the great and good influence of Bible
Schools he resolved to devote his life to such work. He taught three
years in Western Bible and Literary College, Odessa, Missouri, and
for a time was with the Cordell Christian College, Cordell,
He was involved in the work in Thorp Spring, Texas with the planting
and operation of Thorp Spring Christian College, as he served as its
second president. Later he moved to Abilene to work with the
Christian college there.
Robert C. Bell
passed from this life June 14, 1964, and is buried in the City
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Directions To The
Grave Of Robert C. Bell
R.C. Bell is buried in Abilene, Texas in the City Cemetery.
The Abilene Municipal Cemetery is located in Abilene, Texas.
In Abilene, take I-20 to Exit 290, Hwy. 332. As you head south from the exit
you will need immediately to turn right, heading west on E. North 10th
Street. Head out about a mile and you will see cemeteries on your left and
right after the Railroad crossing. Enter
the main entrance to your right, then take the first right. Go to the second
left. Then go past midway to the end of the road and begin looking
in to your right a few rows. The Bell plot will be facing you.
See Cemetery Map Here
Acc. to 16ft.
N32° 27.699’ x WO99° 43.384’
Or, D.d. 32.46165, -99.72306666666667
Grave Faces West
Hill Block 119 Lot 2 Space 8
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