Samuel "Sam" Howard Bell, age 61, of Denton passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.
Sam was born in Loris, SC on December 4, 1961 to Samuel and Patricia Harrell Bell. He was employed as a Floral Designer with Asheboro Florist for 11 years. Sam received numerous awards, including the 1995 NC State Designer of the year and the 1995 Southern Retail Designer of the Year, 1997 Greensboro Triad Designer of the Year, 1996 Cardinal Cup Designer of the Year, 1999 FTD America's Cup Designer of the Year, the 1999 NC State Mask Design Winner, and the 2011 NC State Body Flower Winner.
He is survived by his husband, Francis "Lee" Maynard, Jr.; brother, Timmy Bell; and father-in-law, Francis Maynard, Sr.
A celebration of Sam's life will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Asheboro Florist, 412 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.