Randy Van Shell

Published 2:47 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Randy Van Shell, 72, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the residence of his son Matthew. He was a native of Erwin, Tenn., and the son of the late Harry and Ellen Aires Shell.
Randy was a 1968 graduate of Unicoi County High School. He also attended Tennessee Tech. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.
Randy was retired as a Civil Service worker with the VA Administration. He was an active member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Williams Shell, who passed away June 5, 2003.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Terri Shell, New Braunfel, Texas, and Matthew and Terra Shell, Johnson City; his grandchildren, Zack, Jeff, Joshua, Ashley, Sophia, Amelia and Liberty; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Karen Walker, Erwin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be provided by the New Liberty Quartet and the New Liberty Choir. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenny Greer, Ryan Shoun, Curtis Huskins, Keith Williams, Paul Jones and Darrell Byrd. Honorary pallbearers will be Maynard Peters, Eddie Shoun, Randy Hardin, Mike Cole and the Trustees and Deacons of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the Hospice Nurses at Ballad Health, his long-time friend and doctor, Dr. Keith Cook, Abbie Harris, and the New Liberty Church family for all their support and prayers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Shell family.

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