ERWIN — Jason Ricky Shell, age 28, 111 Frazier Road, Erwin, died August 4, 2011, in Buladean, NC.
Jason was born in Johnson City, on October 7, 1982. He lived in Unicoi County all of his life. He was the son of Judy Ann Moffitt Shell, Unicoi, and the late Ricky Dale Shell. He was also preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Homer Moffitt.
He was of the Christian faith.
Jason was a loving and devoted son, brother and dad. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Jason really loved his 1992 Honda Accord EX and enjoyed fixing it up and cruising around. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, hanging out with his many friends, and taking nature walks. He loved model cars as well as vintage cars. The lake held a special place in his heart also.
Other than his mother, Jason is survived by two daughters, LeAnna Guy Shell, Erwin, TN, and Alesha Rose Shell, Roan Mountain, TN; Two brothers, Christopher Lee and wife, Lorie Peterson Maricle, Unicoi, TN, and Matthew Alan Shell and wife, Nikki, Johnson City, TN; One Niece, Samantha Hammett; and one nephew, Ricky Dave (Davy) Shell; Maternal Grandmother, Euvada Moffitt, Unicoi; and Paternal Grandmother, Anna Lee Shell, Johnson City; Two uncles, Brad Moffitt and wife, Dora, Unicoi, and Alvin Moffitt and wife, Joan, Unicoi; Four aunts, Paula Penland and husband, Jim, of Hendersonville NC, Rachel Meade, Johnson City, Sonia Hubbard and husband, Larry, Johnson City, and Evonne Whitehead and her husband, Johnson City, TN; and several cousins. His special little dog companion, Camille.
Funeral services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 12, 2011, in the chapel of Unicoi Funeral Home with Rev. Scotty Whitson and Rev. Ron Fender officiating. Inez Chandler will provide special organ selections and Rev. Ron Fender will sing.
Family and friends are asked to meet at Unicoi Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 13, 2011, to go in procession to RoseLawn Memory Gardens for the committal service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Pallbearers will be Christopher Maricle, Matthew Shell, Terry Tilson, James Light, Donnie Dunbar, James Danny Hendrix, Brian Shepherd and Barry Osborne. Honorary pallbearers and special friends are Raymond Frazier, Kevin Ramey, Roger Lloyd, Thomas Shipley, John Collins, Tom Stewart, Mike Collins, Ben Gouge, Brad and Alvin Moffitt and William Ferguson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Friday preceding the service at the funeral home and other times at the family residence, 2127 Highway 107, Unicoi.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Shell family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi; (423) 743-1381