Samuel David Shell

May 29, 1943 ~ February 2, 2016

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Samuel David Shell, 72, of Gray, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Shell was born in Johnson City. He was the son of the late S.B. and Ina Shell. Mr. Shell worked at Eastman Chemical Company for thirty plus years. Survivors include: his wife of forty-eight years, Phyllis F. Shell; son, Bo Shell and his wife Noel; daughter, Jenny Barker and her husband Joe; five grandchildren, Madeleine Shell, Hayden Shell, Lilly Shell, Hunter Barker, and Gunner Barker; brother, Bill Shell and his wife Joyce; sister, Jane Pullara and her husband George; two nieces, Cathy Pullara and Renee Keith; two nephews, Jeff and Randy Shell. A graveside committal service for Samuel David Shell will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Rev. Craig Ponder and Mr. Joe Barker will officiate. Active pallbearers will be: Bo Shell, Kyle Shell, Joe Barker, Hunter Barker, Gunner Barker, and Tim Daniels. There will be no formal visitation for Mr. Shell, but the family requests that anyone wanting to can visit at the funeral home. Ministers, family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to your local church or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Bo, Jenny and family, Sorry for your loss. I am praying the Lord will give you grace and peace in the coming days! God Bless. Lori Cash Randolph

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jenni and family, I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jason Cody

  3. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear about Sam passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and in the days ahead. Kim and Dennis Lee are in Fl. their Dad passed away too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal" Praying that God’s grace will endure during this difficult time. We love you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I was just passing by and I couldn’t help but notice Samuel’s picture. My most heartfelt sympathy to all of Samuel’s family. May you find comfort in your special memories. True, remembering those time may be painful at first, but in time, those memories will help you to heal. So while grief at the loss of your dear Samuel is certainly great, the joy you will have at welcoming him back in the resurrection will be so much greater! Yes, there will be a time when you can see your loved ones who have died again. In the Bible, John 5:28 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Also, Psalms 37:29 says "The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it." How comforting to know that Samuel is only resting, just sleeping in death, waiting to be resurrected on earth by God, and finally see all those that he loved, again. May you also find comfort in this scripture, God "will swallow up death forever, [He] will wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) Can you see with your mind’s eye: death, completely gone, living forever on a paradise earth, and never having to live without our loved ones ever again. May our Heavenly Father be with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, The Ward Family More comforting scriptures… (Revelation 21:4) (1 Peter 5:7).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jenny know your alls hearts is broken. Praying God will comfort you and you family at this time. Love you all very much. Just hold on to Gods hand.

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