Ronald Reed Bell

Ronald Reed Bell, 67, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2021 with his wife by his side.

Ron was a brilliant and well known highly respected Forensic Toxicologist. He graduated from the University of Miami & had an undergraduate degree in pharmacology before accepting a position as Chief Toxicologist for the Pinellas/Pasco County Medical Examiner’s Office where he worked for 25 years before retiring in 2004. Ron had continued on as a consultant in his field until just a few months ago.

Ron was an avid sailor & was married to his wife Louise on May 10,1997 on their sailboat. Ron also enjoyed cruising and photography after following in the footsteps of his parents who were professional photographers. Traveling was a passion of his and with his wife was very blessed to travel the world. Music was another and he enjoyed many artists including Jimmy Buffet & The Alan Parson’s Project.

Ron is survived by his wife of 24 1/2 years Louise and preceded in death by his loving parents, Jesse and Alice.

Ron requested no service and that his ashes be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico. There will be a celebration of his life at O’Keefes Tavern in Clearwater. The date has not been set yet but will be shared on Facebook by his wife of the date and time.

Ron was a loving husband and wonderful friend to so many people. He will be missed so very much.


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