Vincent James “Vic Bell” passed away at his home in Houston, TX on March 27, 2016 at the age of 67. He was predeceased by his parents Helen Higgins Bell and Jacob Lavaughn Bell. Vic graduated from Cathedral High School, Lafayette, LA, received a BA in Government from LSU and attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He worked most of his life as an Independent Petroleum Landman in Texas and Louisiana. Before retiring he worked for Dune Energy. He served on the board of the Algiers Point Homeowners Association and was active in Trees Acadiana working to save many of Lafayette’s beautiful oak trees.

Vic’s passion was music. As a self-taught musician he composed many songs reflecting his love of history and the cultures of Louisiana and Texas.