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Wayne PeeWee Shell

WAYNE "PeeWee" SHELL,  age 83 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018, in Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn.,  a son  of the late N. C. and Meda Rogers Shell, and preceded in death by Son: David Lynn Shell and Brother: Harold R. Shell.  He was President and owner of S&K Auto Parts (NAPA) from 1962-1993, He was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens, Tenn. where he served as Usher for many years. For 25 years he was Chairman Advisory Board of McMinn County Vocational School, and served on C & C Bank  Board of Directors, He was a member of RAM Athens Council No. 118, Grand Encampment of Knights Templar Athens Commandery No. 34, He was a member of Royal Arch Masons Chapter for over 50 years, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Meridian Sun Lodge #50, and a Shriner serving as Chariman for Crippled Children of McMinn County.  He also was a McMinn County Commissioner.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years: Juanita Shell of Athens, Tenn., Son and Daughters-in-law: Mike and Caren Shell of  Athens, Tenn., Marlene Rue of Athens, Tenn.,  Sister and Brother-in-law: Joyce and Bruce Rutherford of Seiverville, Tenn., Two Grandchildren: Waylon Shell,  Tara Shell Brown married to Keith Brown, Three Great Grandchildren: Camden Brown, Griffen Brown, and Colby Brown, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with  Ron Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Keith Brown, Camden Brown, Griffen Brown, Colby  Brown, Allen Powers, and Michael  Gates. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class.  The family will recieve friends from 4-8 Monday in the funeral home.  Those wishing to send codolences may do so at www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Wayne-Shell  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Shell

Teresa Basinger Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM

It is always with misgivings that I regularly view the obits in the DPA. Over the years, it is all too often that I learn of the passing of someone from the past, who was well remembered and part of early life. Such it is with Wayne.

My heartfelt condolences and best wishes to Juanita and all the Shell family. Wayne and his family, Juanita and hers, were important parts of growing up in McMinn County. Friends and classmates, they contributed to many happy memories of that time and place. When our paths would cross as adults, it was always a pleasure to learn of their sucesses and contributions to the Athens community.

As I often comment, thinking of Wayne, I will not be sad that it is over; I will just smile because it happened.

Virgil Mincy Granger, IN Aug 21 2018 12:00 AM

Robin and I hold you very close in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by many.

Robin and Jerry Estes Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Pee Wees death. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family

Albert and Carlene Kuykendall Aug 19 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry & shocked to hear of your husbands death.
My thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Dr. Lucille Dietrick

Dr. Lucille Dietrick Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

Debbie and I have your family in our prayers.

Wayne and Debbie Allmon Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

May God provide the strength to Juanita and family during this time of loss.
A quote from Ruth Ann MaHaffey:
"If you can help somebody who's in sorrow & pain,
Then you can say to God at night, "My day was not in vain"
And now I am contented ... that my life has been worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile"

Jo & Ronnie McPhail Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Pee Wee. The body is gone but the memories will last for ever. It seems like the list of original Athenians that I have known for years gets longer and longer.

Dr. John and Betty McKenzie Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

We were very sorry to hear of PeeWee's passing, he was always a friend

Bob & Georgia Lamb Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Wayne's death, he was a good man by any measure. my condolences to Juanita and family.

Bob McKee Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

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