William Dean Shell

Published 9:02 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

William Dean Shell, 63, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was the son of William Dempsey and Norma Lou Shell, Elizabethton.
Mr. Shell retired from Premier Wire Company in Cleveland, Ohio, as a tow motor operator. He was of the Baptist faith and he loved doing yard work and music.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Shell.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Bill Shell, of West Virginia; a grandson, Billy Shell, Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, Troy Christopher Shell, Elizabethton; a friend, Rick Hammitt, Elizabethton; and the mother of his child, Mary Sue Shell, Cleveland, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of William Dean Shell will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Tull Oaks officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, in the Blue Grass Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Teddy Shell and others selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Shell family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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