Nation’s Senior Letter Carrier Celebrates 70 Years On The Job

Nation’s Senior Letter Carrier Celebrates 70 Years On The Job

An Oklahoma City letter carrier is celebrating 70 years on the job.

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Johnnie Bell / KOKO 5 News

Johnnie Bell started working for the U.S. Postal Service when he was 23 years old.

On Friday, he celebrated 70 years. That dedication means Bell is the longest-tenured Post Office employee in the nation.

“Thanks so much for this recognition. This is just something I do because I enjoy doing it,” he said.

When Bell started with the Postal Service, the pay was $1.81 an hour.

He’s worked in Oklahoma City his entire career.

“He is truly a public servant. He has an opportunity every day to interact with customers, which he thoroughly enjoys,” coworker Julie Gosdin said.

“He just loves everyone, and he has a way of just being magic and just drawing everyone together to where they just all felt like family,” added coworker Stephanie Fiordelisi.

Watch the video below.

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