Jimmy Bell Obituary, Death – RANGERS have announced the funeral details for their legendary kit man Jimmy Bell. The death of the popular and long-serving Bell at the age of 69 was announced by the Ibrox club at the beginning of this month.
Bell, a boyhood Rangers fan, worked with the Ibrox club for more than 30 years. A former employee of private coach hire organisation Park’s of Hamilton, he initially drove the Rangers team buses to matches across the country, before moving on to his role as first-team head of kit.
A private service will take place for Bell on Friday at 10am at the Wellington Church in Glasgow.
The funeral cortege will then pass Ibrox at 12 noon and supporters have been invited to pay their respects. After Bell’s death was announced, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “I am devastated to learn of the sad passing of my friend and colleague, Jimmy Bell.
“I had a special relationship, I loved being around him, both as a player and subsequently as manager. “He was a hard working, dedicated and selfless Ranger, who epitomised everything this great club stands for. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Rangers.
“I send my thoughts and prayers to the Bell family at this difficult time.”