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Donald Clifford Shell
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Donald Clifford Shell, 88 years of age of Oakwood, VA, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home. Born September 22, 1929 in Premier, VA, he was the son of the late Hobert Shell and Pansy Ruth Hale Shell.

Donald was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He served under General McArthur in the General Regiment, and received many honors and medals including the Combat Wounded Purple Heart Medal and Korean Service Medal. He enjoyed woodworking and fabricating metal arts, was of the Church of Christ faith, but most of all loved his family. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Molly Stover and brother Paul Shell.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-four years Hazel Jearlean “Jackie” Ramey Shell of Oakwood, VA; son Gary Michael “Mike” Shell and wife Hallie of Bristol, VA; sister Gerry Shortridge of Akron, OH; brother Roger Shell of Oakwood, VA; grandson William McKenzie Shell of Bristol, VA, several friends.

Funeral service for Donald Clifford Shell will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Friday, February 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon with Evangelist Stan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends

Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the VFW Post # 7360.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Thursday, February 1, 2018 after 6:00 p.m. with full Masonic Rites by Masonic Lodge #17 of Grundy, VA at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

The family of Donald Clifford Shell have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.


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Visitation

Thursday

1

Feb

6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Funeral Service

Friday

2

Feb

12:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609

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