Joe Bell

 

 

 

Age: 48

 

Summary: longtime stock rustler at the plywood plant Boise Cascade LLC in La Grande, Oregon who had recently planned to walk across the entire continental United States within two years to raise awareness about homophobic bullying and the effects that it can have when he helped launch the non-profit anti-bullying foundation Faces for Change to speak in high schools and other venues across the U.S. while he embarked on a cross-country tribute in honor of his gay 15-year-old son Jadin Bell, who committed suicide by hanging himself in an elementary school playground due to bullying in January 2013.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a semi-truck

 

Born: December 6, 1964

 

Died: October 9, 2013

 

Location: Cheyenne, Colorado