BELGRADE ? Charles A. Bell Jr. of Belgrade and formerly of Morristown, N.J., passed away June 6, 2002, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a bout with illness. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was born in Vineland, N.J., Nov. 27, 1932, the son of Charles A. Bell Sr. and Frances (Hines) Bell. She died unexpectedly during his infancy. His stepmother, Mary (Thibault) Bell, whom he always considered 'his mom,' raised him. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe spent most of his life in Morristown, N.J., and moved his family to Belgrade in 1980. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lions Club. He spent many years coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, in both Maine and New Jersey. He also was a charter member of Union Church in Belgrade Lakes, where he constructed the new Education Center and adjacent classrooms. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was a master carpenter, self-employed for nearly 50 years, who lived for his family and his craft. Monuments to his expert craftsmanship will stand for centuries. They will be enjoyed by countless generations, many of which will never know his name but will recognize his work as 'perfect.' \r\r\n\r\r\nHe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann (Atkins) Bell; his daughter, Catherine Kenney, and her husband, Tom; his son, Charles T. Bell, and his wife, Christina; his grandchildren, Patricia, Ryan, Devin, and Sam, all of Belgrade; his mother, Mary Bell of Hammonton, N.J.; his four sisters, Martha Sullivan of Palermo, Frances D'Auria of Stanhope, N.J., Charlene Carelli of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Sally Bell of Hammonton; and many nieces and nephews. \r\r\n\r\r\nA prayer service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, June 10 at Union Church in Belgrade Lakes. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Belgrade Fire and Rescue Association, c/o Jeff Stevens, P.O. Box 86, Belgrade 04917. \r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home, Augusta.