Venton B. Shell, age 87, of Unicoi, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended stay at Agape Healthcare, Johnson City. A native of Erwin, TN, he was a son of the late David Carson and Martha Miller Shell. Mr. Shell was graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received his degree in education. Mr. Shell taught his entire career at Richlands High School in Richlands, Virginia. He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shell was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Slemons, Ruth Buchanan, and Gertrude Rice; three brothers, Harry Shell, Lester Shell, and Floyd Shell.
Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Lawrence Shell and wife Alma, Unicoi; sister-in-law, Elouise Shell, Erwin; two nieces, Judy Slemons, Johnson City, Karen Walker, Erwin; three nephews, Randy Shell, Elizabethton, Tony Slemons, Erwin, and Michael Buchanan, Bakersville, North Carolina.
The funeral service for Mr. Shell will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastor Sylvan Mullins and Pastor Alan Evans officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Agape Healthcare for their loving care of Mr. Shell.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.wadugger.com. Woodall-Anderson & Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City is serving the Shell family. (423) 928-2245