Roy Shell


Mr. Roy Shell, age 82, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Shell was born in Buladean, NC and the son of the late Dana & Inas Street Shell. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Hubert Shell, Walter Shell and Howard Shell, one sister, Jean Lilly, and a granddaughter, April Ann Shell.
Mr. Shell was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
He was a United States Navy Veteran and a Nuclear Pipe Welder.
Mr. Shell was a member of East Tennessee Model A Restorers Club and East Tennessee Home Builders Association.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Lee Cole Shell, Jonesborough; sons, Steven Shell (Susan) and Randy Shell (Tammie); daughters, Lisa Peacock (Steve), Marlena Choate (Greg), Dena Straw (John), Amy Shanks (Tommy) and Alana Jinks (Scott); fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center staff for their wonderful care. He loved his VA family.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, April 24, 2017 at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating. Mr. Shell will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment services will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be family & friends. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Model A Club.

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04-24-2017 Ron Seaman
Alana, My deepest condolences on your father's passing. But as a Christian he is now more alive than he ever was on this terrestrial ball. Heaven is the promised land where there is NO more sickness, pain, or death. HALLELUJAH! May the peace that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. In brotherly Christian love, Ron
04-23-2017 Vassanthi Griffis
Condolences to the family. Prayers and thoughts are it's you. May God provide comfort during this difficult time.
04-22-2017 Jean Payne
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Shell family as you mourn. I pray God will wrap each of you in His loving arms and give you comfort and peace.
04-21-2017 Benton and Janie Beaty
Together with our family we express our sympathy to your family. May His love comfort, His grace strengthen and His arms carry you through this time of loss. We know our Savior lives. We are from Unity Baptist Church in Jamestown, Tn and fellow members with Janet and Greg Choate.
04-21-2017 Jeff Dodson
Shell family and friends, My family and I are praying for all of you during this very difficult time. We know that God will comfort you during your time of loss and grief. The Bible book of Matthew provides us some very comforting relief and confidence that our God will comfort us: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" Matthew 5:4
04-21-2017 Bill Ballard
Mr. Shell was a true "Southern Gentleman" and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know him and Mrs. Shell through their daughter Lisa. My prayers are with his family, who he was clearly devoted to.
04-21-2017 Teresa Jenkins
Sending prayers and love to your family in this time of loss.
04-21-2017 Tommy & Stephanie Moore
Randy, we are so sorry about your loss. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. ❤
04-21-2017 Debbie
The last brother of our parent's generation is gone. We have our cherished memories and their unconditional love to comfort us. Each one of them installed something in us that has made us the men and women that we are today. Your dad showed us girls his kindness and love many times. He told many stories about his childhood and spoke about his children and grandchildren. He always made sure that we was okay and didn't need anything when he called. I will miss his gentle smile. Deepest sympathy and love to all.


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