February 3, 2019
Date of Service: February 9, 2019
Interment Location: Laurels Section
Homer Shell, 70, Elizabethton, entered into rest Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. Mr. Shell was the son of the late Burl & Iva King Shell from Roan Mountain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Wilma “Peach” Shell, brothers: Roy King, Charles Shell, Clyde Shell, Sister Barbara Manring and son, Kraig Kiser.
Homer was a lifelong resident of Carter County. He was a retired machinist from Alemite Corporation. Before his health deteriorated, he enjoyed farming and tinkering with old cars and trucks
Homer is survived by five children: Kevin Kiser, Lisa Evans, Kristi Perkins, Daniel Shell and wife, Donna Mitchell- Vitoux, Jason Shell and wife Sandy. He leaves to cherish his memory the following grandchildren: Erin Kiser, Emily Kiser, Kolby Evans, Kylee Evans, Alleea Shell, DJ Shell, Eric Vitoux, Elizabeth Vitoux, Kaylen Shell and Jasy Shell. Additionally, he leaves treasured friends, Bud Kent and Roger Weaver, along with caretakers, Beulah “Mutt” Williams and Irene Birkner.
The family will greet guests and share memories from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 12 Noon with the Rev. Estell Williams and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Committal Services will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be under the direction of Gina Johnson, Anette LeVeau and Robin Montgomery. Active Pallbearers will be chosen from sons, grandsons and family friends. Honorary Pallbearers are Benny Colbaugh, Randy Colbaugh, Richard Campbell, Ernie Campbell, Dallas Farmer, Randy Marlowe, Jerry Torbett and Elijah “Pooner” Powell, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Shell to Slagle’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 285 Old Watauga Rd., Elizabethton, and Tn. 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Shell family