City Of Penitas TX Government
The City of Peñitas was saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Peñitas businessman and beloved community member, Gerald "Jerry" Bell. A staple of our community for more than sixty-five years, Jerry Bell embodied the spirit of entrepreneurship, service, and community among generations of Peñitas residents.
Bell leaves behind a legacy of positive impact, growth, and development throughout his years of support of our Peñitas community, and is fondly renowned for his planting of more than 1,000 oak trees that line the Bell Farms property. The epitome of generosity, the Bell family contributed to charitable causes, educational organizations, and other efforts to beautify our community. Bell also devoted his time to public service, serving in various capacities on boards and organizations throughout his professional career.
"We join our entire community in celebrating the life of one of the most influential members of our Peñitas community, whose legacy lives on in the bright promise of Peñitas' future," said Mayor Rigo Lopez. "Our most heartfelt thoughts are with the Bell family and pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time," Lopez continued.
On behalf of Mayor Rigo Lopez, past and current City of Penitas officials, employees, and our entire Peñitas community-at-large, we extend our most sincere condolences to the Bell family on the loss of Mr. Jerry Bell. May he rest in peace.