Charles Hoey Bell, III
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  • Disabled American Veterans
    109 Bee Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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In a green field at the Greensboro Airport, Charlie Bell built more than a 747 hangar and maintenance operation. He mentored, developed and built a team of young professionals that have now, becoming leaders with this family tree continuing more than two decades later. Growing to nearly 1700 men and woman, TIMCO become a world leader in heavy transport aircraft maintenance and it grew because of the foundation Charlie poured. A foundation of honesty, integrity and values that Charlie lived

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Posted by: Brian mCcARTHY - Friend   Jun 23, 2017

Charles Bell was a wonderful neighbor in Greenwich, CT for many years.
Our friendship has lasted through the years despite many miles of separation. He always was the consummate gentleman and he will be missed.

Posted by: Lissie and John Carino - Palm City, FL - Friend   Jun 22, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by: Frederick W, Bolchoz III - Charleston SC   Jun 21, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by: A friend   Jun 21, 2017

In 1989 I met Charlie one snowy December evening in Raleigh . He interviewed me that night and hired me a few days later to be part of the startup team for TIMCO.
I loved working with him, he listened, he asked questions, he described his expectations, he gave you opportunities, he rewarded you for excellent results. Charlie was a leader and his vision turned that mud and steel into reality. I will always owe Charlie a debt of gratitude

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Posted by: Bill Baker - Lexington, NC   Jun 21, 2017

A wonderful mentor

Posted by: Brian Mccarthy - Reidsville, NC - Family Friend   Jun 20, 2017

Please know that Christina and I have you in our thoughts and prayers at this unhappy time. You have lost a wonderful husband and father and we have lost the best uncle and brother in law. Please know we consider ourselves blessed to be part of your family. Lea I still remember the day you met Charles in Copenhagen. You said "look at that good looking American standing at the bar"... and he came over to ask you to dance...and

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Posted by: Tina Bennett - Salem, OR - Family   Jun 17, 2017

We are heartbroken to lose Charlie. He was an amazing uncle and brother-in-law. He blessed our lives in so many ways. Always a true gentleman. I know he is with Lee watching over all of us.

Posted by: Christina Bennett - Salem, OR - Family   Jun 17, 2017

Mr. Bell was an incredible man. When I was little and he would come to visit, I thought Mr. Bell was my grandfather; I was convinced I had three grandfathers. Admired by many, Mr. Bell put others first throughout his life. Every time I saw Mr. Bell, he encouraged me and always showed interest in my life. Not just any ordinary man cares for others and what happens in their lives. God places people in our lives for a reason!

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Posted by: John Cody Petitfils - Greensboro, NC - Friend   Jun 17, 2017

Charles or "Mr Bell" to me
He was such a loving, kind, gracious man who has forever left an imprint on my heart. I loved listening to all of his memories at West Point, how he met Lea, his days at Seaboard and the start of TIMCO. He was respected and admired by all those who knew him. Always a gentleman, I am grateful for our visits & the time my children spent with him to experience his wisdom and

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Posted by: Amy Copeland Petitfils - Greensboro, NC - Family Friend   Jun 17, 2017