David Eugene Shell

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

David Eugene Shell, son of the late Lester Shell and Maxine Speer Shell of Dexter, was born in Poplar Bluff Missouri on May 31, 1955 and departed this life on December 29, 2021, in St. Clair Hospital in Fenton, Missouri. David was 66 years old.

A lover of people and always with a friendly grin and kind, humble demeanor, David never met a stranger. He was loved and respected by his family, friends, and those who knew him. His faith in and love for God, love for his family, and concern for others were traits that were evident to those who knew him. He considered his family to be his greatest achievement. His love for and pride in them was always obvious to those who knew him.

On July 25, 1980, David was united in marriage with Tammy Lynne Davis in Chillicothe, Missouri. To that union, two children were born: Jonathan Shell of St. Charles, Missouri and Megan Shell McConchie of Union, Missouri. Besides his wife and two children other survivors include David’s mother, Maxine Shell of Dexter, Brenda (Ray) Dowdy of Dexter, Angela (Ken) Keirsey of Warrensburg, MO, and Micah McConchie of Union, MO. In addition David is survived by five grandchildren: Amelia Shell, Zeke Shell, Jed Shell, Jayden McConchie, and Emmy McConchie.

During his career, David was a scout executive for Boy Scouts of America, a salesman for Wholesale Hardware Sales, a manager for Wal-Mart, and most recently, a salesman for Stormguard Roofing.

In addition to his family, church, and work, David enjoyed antiquing—he simply could not pass up an antique shop. He was especially fond of railroad lanterns, old signs and all kinds of other old relics. David also enjoyed music. He was always listening to songs and music of all types but he was especially fond of the Eagles. Seeing them in concert was on his bucket list and he checked that item off last year when he and Tammy attended an Eagles concert.

David will be remembered by those who knew and loved him as a good friend, a kind person, a man dedicated to his family who took care of them well, and as a selfless man who always put others first. Though he will be dearly missed, David was a blessing to family, friends and acquaintances alike. His life enriched the lives of those around him.

Family and friends will celebrate David’s life with a visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the First Christian Church at 6890 Highway 100 in Washington, MO. A celebration of life will follow at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary, followed by a meal provided by the church family.