We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Jillson Funeral Home, Inc.
Granville-Geoffrey H. Bell passed away January 9, 2022 at his home after a long illness. Born February 2,1954, he was the son of Philip W. Bell and Katherine Hubbard. During his years as a child, he traveled all over with his parents eventually graduating from High School and College in California. He ended up leaving California going east to Vermont where he lived on Little Lake St. Catherine in Wells, Vermont. He joined the Wells Fire Department and through friends, he met Christine (Hughes) and they married on New Years Eve 1990.
In his spare time he loved to fish with friends or just with his best buddy Simba. He was a big Kanas City Football fan collecting various hats, jerseys, and anything else he could get his hands on. He was a good father and friend to his step children he just adored, and was very proud of all his grandchildren. He always was going to many Little League and High School Softball, Basketball, Football and Baseball games, plus 3 out of 5 graduations from High School that his illness allowed him to see.
He worked at various places and eventually retired from Evergreen Slate Company after 27 years, going back once in awhile to visit his co-workers until it was longer possible due to his illness.
He is deceased by both parents, many Aunt's and Uncle's, dear friends and his buddy Simba.
He is survived by his wife Christine Hughes Bell, his step children: Jason Oakman of Granville, Jody Oakman of Hamilton, Vermont and Joel Oakman of Tennessee. His grandchildren: Tristin Oakman (Cora Jordan) of Fort Anne, Cheyenne Oakman (Will Bedell) of North Carolina, Joshua Oakman (Becca Deepe) of Granville, Caroline Oakman and Caitlin Oakman of Tennessee, and Blackie, his baby girl who misses him very much, his Sister-in-law and friend Dorothy Williams of Florida. His Siblings: Susan Bell (Philip Hart) of Pennsylvania, Mary Ellen Bell of Maine, James Bell (Kristine Bell) of Virginia and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Per Geoff's request there will be no calling hours or services.
At this time the family would like to thank everyone for all the cards, phone calls and text messages that were sent.
Thank you to the Granville Rescue Squad who helped him various times, all the Doctors, Nurses at the Glens Falls Hospital, and Albany Medical Center over the years, and friends who were there at games whenever he needed help, he never forgot you.
Memorial contributions may be made in Geoff's to the Granville Rescue Squad, 52 East Potter Ave., Granville New York 12832