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Huston Wright Shell

Huston Wright Shell, 80, of Jay passed away on July 5, after a short illness. He was born on January 10, 1934 to Loyd T. And Fanny Hall Shell in Jay, FL. Huston was a life time resident of Jay. He graduated from Jay High School in 1952. He attended Auburn University and joined the US Air Force where he earned the National Defense Service Medal for designing a safer way to pack a parachute that is still in use today. After an Honorable Discharge he returned to Jay to farm with his father. However he soon started working at Chemstrand (Monsanto). He retired as a supervising foreman after 34 years. Huston loved God, family, children, hunting, fishing, farming, and grand adventures! He was an expert turkey hunter and was awarded a life time membership in the National Wildlife Turkey Federation for his achievements. Huston enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially Auburn football. War Eagle! He was a faithful member of Pine Level Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. Huston was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Fanny Shell and a son in law, Roger Earl Lewis. Huston is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gwen, who was a co-conspirator in many of his exploits. Two devoted daughters, Dianne Lewis of Berrydale, Donna (Lawrence) Jackson of Jay. Five grandchildren, Trent Lewis (Amelia Weekley), Cassie Lewis (Peter) Odahowski , Kerry McCall, Jeremy (Jessica) Odom and Megan (Cliffton) Carroll. Six great grandchildren, Braden Lewis, Erica McCall, Travis McCall, Walker Odom, Jason Carroll, and Alexis Carroll. Two step grandchildren, Stephen (Talia) Jackson, and Sonya (Reggie) Odom. Five step great grandchildren, Colby, Baylie, and Allie Odom and Avarie and Payton Jackson. Two brothers, Truss (Audrey) Shell of Jay, and Billy (Marguerite) Shell of Brewton, AL. Two sisters, Luellen (Mallory) Cooley of Jay and Gail Davis (Jeff Buchanan ) of Pensacola. One uncle, Otis (Estelle) Hall of Ocala, FL as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 July 8 at Jay Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 Wednesday July 9 at Pine Level Baptist Church Jay, FL. Internment will be at Pine Level Baptist Church cemetery. Services will be officiated by Rev. Mark Stuart, Rev. Earle Greene, and Rev. Dennis Terry. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandchildren, step grandchildren, Martha Terry, Jan Smith, Davis Terry, Mary Jones, Frank Harold, Yvonne Hall, and Faye and Ben Hudson. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Pine Level Baptist Church Children’s Fund.


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