Felix “Skip” Bell was born and raised in Lockesburg, Arkansas. He graduated from Lockesburg High School in 1973. He attended Southern Arkansas University after high school, and then graduated from Texarkana Community College in 1980 with an associate’s degree in nursing. He has been married for 35 years to his wife, Barbara. He has two daughters, Kendra (31 years old) and Kimberly (24 years old), and one son, Colton (19 years old). He is presently employed at Howard Memorial Hospital. He is active at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Lockesburg. He serves on both the Sevier County Museum board and the city park committee at Lockesburg. Mr. Bell has been a member of the De Queen School board since 1995.