This month, our resident spotlight is on our wonderful community member, Skip Bell! We so enjoyed getting to know him a little bit better and hope you do too!
Where are you from? I am from Monroe, LA. My mother’s grandfather came after the civil war and he and my mother’s father operated steam boats on the Ouachita river and area bayous. I moved to Birmingham in 2020 in order to relocate to Kirkwood by the River and be close to my daughter and her family.
Tell us about your family. My wife and I were married for 60 years to the day (she passed away on our 60th anniversary in 2016). We have a daughter here in Birmingham who has 3 sons (one of whom still lives in Birmingham). We also have a son who lives in Austin and has a daughter there and my two great grand children.
Tell us about your education and career. My wife and I graduated from LA Tech. My degree was a BS in Business Marketing and I worked in sales, management, and general management.
How long have you lived at Kirkwood? I have been at Kirkwood since May, 2020! Moving here during the pandemic was a challenge with so many things shut down but I am grateful to be here and settling in nicely.
If you could sit down and have a meal with anyone in the world, present, past, or future, who would you choose? I would choose Jesus Christ and His disciples and then from American History – Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Bell, thank you so much for sharing with us! We are so thankful to have you as apart of our Kirkwood family.