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Assistant and Hairdresser
Eric MD Bell, CFSP
Funeral Director and Owner
Eric M.D. Bell, CFSP, Licensed Funeral Director, earned a bachelor’s
degree in business from Marian University in Indianapolis and an
associate’s degree of Funeral Service from Mid-America College of
Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Eric began a career in
funeral service at an early age. His earliest experience was working for
Goodwin Funeral Home in his boyhood town of Frankfort, Ind. He then
served as manager for Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers in Carmel and
Broad Ripple for more than five years before becoming partner of
Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel in July 2011. The company was renamed
Bussell and Bell Family Funerals in March 2012, this partnership was
cordially dissolved in September 2013. In a desire to better serve the
community of Carmel and Indianapolis, Eric accepted the opportunity to
Manage the Leppert Mortuary Smith-Carmel Chapel beginning October 2013.
In 2017 to be closer to family Eric acquired the ownership opportunity
of The historic David A. Hall Mortuary in Pittsboro, IN.
a current member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Danville, IN Rotary Club
and the past president of the Westfield Rotary Club. He is proud to
have served as a member of the board of directors of the Rotary Club of
Westfield, the Carmel Clay Historical Society and Janus Developmental
services. He has also previously served on the board of the Westfield
Chamber of Commerce and as a committee member for the Carmel Chamber of
Eric lives in the Hendricks County area with his
beloved wife Erin, who is the director of Medical Physics and Radiation
Safety Officer of the Community Hospitals system, and their daughter,
Evelyn Clare. In their free time, they enjoy traveling, music and
touring in their classic 1955 Buick Roadmaster, and Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Eric is an avid trumpet player, performing at many weddings and
concerts and performing taps at all military funerals associated with
the funeral home and community ceremonies.