October 30, 2023

‘Sitting on the porch with his new companion Snoopy, watching the deer, feeling the heat of the warm sunshine and enjoying the beautiful world God had created, the Lord Jesus told our dad it was time to come Home to be with Him for eternity.’

On Wednesday October 25, 2023 Dallas Bruce Shell went home to be with his Lord that he loved to talk about and had served and been faithful to for so many years. He loved to attend his family church, Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church on Pole Bridge Road in Wise, VA. When he was able, he was an avid fisherman, carpenter and woodworker. As he and Carma Lee lived their lives they taught their children many useful life lessons, but the most precious lesson of all was the importance of giving their life to and serving the Lord.

Bruce was born to Jasper and Mary Belle (Green) Shell on July 9, 1930. He was skilled carpenter and later taught carpentry at the Manpower Training Center at Wise County Technical School for 21 years until his retirement. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans and Pound, VFW Post 9600, where he previously served as Post Commander.

Bruce was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carma Lee Shell; daughter Regina Sue Shell Davis; parents Jasper and Mary Bell Shell; daughter-in-law Pamela Shell; brother Raymond Shell; and sisters Fannie Collier, Georgie Cooper and Roxie Hubbard.

Surviving are his sons Michael Shell and wife Sheila, Stephen Shell and wife Lola and Thomas Shell and wife Velma; brother Henry Shell and wife Beulah; grandchildren Steve Shell Jr. and wife Jamie, Jessica Maiden and husband Bobby, Miranda McDonald and husband Tony, Portia Martinez and husband Michael, Abby Mullins and Brian Davis and wife Jenny; great-grandchildren Derek Mullins, Ty McDonald, Elijah McDonald, Levi Davis, Lillie Davis, Luke Davis, Hudson Maiden, Jonah Maiden and Gavin Densmore; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday October 29, 2023 at the Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church; his son Reverend Tommy Shell, Elder Stacy Potter and Reverend Mike Jordan officiated. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of services. Military graveside services followed in the Mountian View Cemetery.

Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Dallas Bruce Shell.