Lonnie M. Shell, 70, 270 Brown Road, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Andy and Dollie Pritchard Shell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Mr. Shell was a retired home builder and was a Christian.
Survivors include his wife, Suzy Montgomery Shell, of the home; one sister, Noma Miller, Roan Mountain; and one brother, Lowell Shell, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service for Mr. Shell will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, in the McKinney Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Shell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, or at the residence at anytime. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Shell family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.