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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Donnie Eugene Shell

January 8, 1948July 28, 2020
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Donnie Eugene Shell, 72, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Donnie was born on January 8, 1948 in Beaumont, Texas to Charles Shell and Betty June Hamilton Shell.

Growing up, he went to French High School and worked at the family business, Shell Plant Farm in Beaumont, Texas. He moved to Abbeville, Louisiana and lived there for 30 years. He worked offshore and for an exterminating company. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Houston Astros.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Shell and his mother, Betty June Hamilton Shell; grandparents, Charles M. and Gertrude Shell of Shell Plant Farm, H.L. and Lillian Hamilton of Hamilton Nursing Home.

He is survived by his sisters, Betty Yoakum and husband Finley of Beaumont, Texas, Patricia Warren of Fountain Hills, Arizona; brothers, James Shell and wife Sherry of Beaumont, Texas, Ted Shell and wife Jeanette of Nolensville, Tennessee. Nephews, Finley Yoakum II and wife Jancy; Kevin Yoakum and wife Christi; Stephen James Shell; Michael Shell; Jeremy Grantham and wife Kerrie. Nieces, Amanda Yoakum-Phillips and husband Joe; Lisa Braneff and husband David; Stacy DesRosiers and husband Eric; and Jennifer Shell.

A celebration of life for Donnie will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703. Following the celebration of life there will be a burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The funeral proceedings will be held privately with immediate family only. This is due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Shell family.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Eugene Shell, Father (deceased)
  • Betty June Hamilton Shell, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles M. and Gertrud Shell of Shell Plant Farm, Grandparents (deceased)
  • H.L and Lillian Hamilton of Hamilton Nursing Home, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Betty Sue (Finley Yoakum), Sister
  • James Shell (Sherry), Brother
  • Patricia Shell Warren, Sister
  • Ted Shell (Jeannette), Brother
  • Finley Yoakum (Jancy), Nephew
  • Kevin Yoakum (Christi), Nephew
  • Amanda Yoakum-Phillips (Joe), Niece
  • Stephen James Shell, Nephew
  • Michael Shell, Nephew
  • Lisa Braneff (David), Niece
  • Jeremy Grantham (Kerrie), Nephew
  • Stacy DesRosiers (Eric), Niece
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Finley Yoakum II, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Blake Yoakum, Pallbearer
  • Joe Phillips , Pallbearer
  • Stephen James Shell, Pallbearer
  • Finley Yoakum III, Pallbearer
  • Chad Shell, Pallbearer

Services

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Patricia Shell Warren

August 5, 2020

Dear Donnie,

You were a wonderful brother and there will be a special place in my heart reserved just for you! I will cherish all of our time spent together and the memories we shared growing up! Even though your life came with many challenges along the way, you seemed to always look for the good in life! You never met a stranger, because anytime you met someone new they instantly became your friend! I take comfort in knowing that you are with our mother now and soaring with the angels!
Rest in Peace dear brother from your baby sister, Patricia!

Bruce Hamilton

August 1, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of Donnie. Soon we will all be together again in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Love and condolences to the family.

Margaret Haggard

July 31, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family—God’s comfort and grace.

Hazel Porche

July 30, 2020

Donnie you will be missed and never forgotten. You will always be in my heart. Tell ena and roaul hello

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