70 years in the job with the country’s longest-serving message carrier

Learn about the nation’s largest courier with the US Postal Service. Johnny Bell celebrated 70 years of service on Friday. Bell has worked in Oklahoma City throughout his career. His journey began when he was only 23 years old. “Thank you so much for the appreciation. It’s just something I do because I enjoy it. Bill is humble, a man of few words. When he speaks, everyone listens. He just loves everyone, he has a way of being just a charm and pulling everyone together,” said co-worker Stephanie Fiordelici. To where they all felt like family.” As humble as Bill, what he’s just accomplished is something to brag about. He’s been showing up at his job day in and day out for 70 years. “It was an amazing experience working with him. Seventy years are a blessing, said co-worker Willie Taft, and when Bell started in the mail service, the wage was $1.81 an hour. He is really a government employee. Julie Gosden, a co-worker, said he has the opportunity every day to interact with clients, which he thoroughly enjoys. Co-worker Willie Taffey said, “For a guy who has been here for 70 years, he knows this job perfectly. It’s the work of the hour for him.” Coming to the dedicated service and being just a good human being in general, it’s safe to say that Bell is always at his service. “If there were more Johnny Beals, the Postal Service would be a better place. The world would be a better place because that’s just what it is,” Feodelici said.

Learn about the nation’s largest courier with the US Postal Service.

Johnny Bell celebrated 70 years of service on Friday. Bell has worked in Oklahoma City throughout his career. His journey began when he was only 23 years old.

“Thank you so much for that recognition. This is just something I do because I enjoy it.

Bill is humble, a man of few words. When he speaks, everyone listens.

Co-worker Stephanie Fiordelici said: “He just loves everyone, he has a way of just being charming and pulling everyone together to where they all felt like family.”

As humble as Bell is, what he has just accomplished is something to brag about. He’s been showing up at his job, day in and day out, for 70 years.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with him. Seventy years have been a blessing,” said co-worker Willie Taft.

Back when Bill started with the Postal Service, the pay was $1.81 an hour.

He is really a government employee. Julie Gosden, a co-worker, said he has the opportunity every day to interact with clients, which he thoroughly enjoys.

Co-worker Willie Taffey said, “For a guy who’s been here for 70 years, he just knows this job. It’s a clock for him.”

This dedication means that Bell is the longest-serving employee of the post office in the country.

After some laughs and cake, Bill is back to what he’s been doing for the past seven decades: sorting and delivering mail.

When it comes to dedicated service and just being a good human being in general, it’s safe to say that Bill is always at his service.

“If there were more Johnny Beals, the Postal Service would be a better place. The world would be a better place because that’s just what it is,” Feodelici said.

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