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Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens

3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA

OBITUARY

John "Fleetwood" Sells

January 22, 1958February 13, 2020

John R. Shells, 62, of Lilburn, GA, was born on January 22, 1958 in Kittery, Maine to the parentage of Roger and Evelyn Shells.

Fleetwood, as he was affectionately known passed away on February13, 2020 at his home.

Fleetwood, being the son of a career Navy man; he had the privilege of being raised all over the United States. After his father’s retirement, the family moved to Louisville, KY for a while, until they settled permanently in Lilburn, GA. He worked as Carpenter for many years and was always available to help his family and friends with any type construction job. Fleetwood loved to Travel with his friends to Hawaii and took many cruises, he enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, playing golf, hanging with friends and his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. He was one of the best individuals, always a gentleman and always a true friend to everyone. Fleetwood will be missed by so many.

His Mother and Father, Evelyn and Roger Sells, his Brother Mike Sells, and his Uncle Ralph Sells predecease Fleetwood.

Fleetwood is survived by his family and many dear friends.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Memories

John "Fleetwood" Sells

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Barbara Bertaccini

February 16, 2020

Rick worked with Fleetwood starting in 1981. He would bring him home with him and they would hang out in the garage. Nadine Mayhew and I called him our son. He went with us on many vacations including cruises. Nadine, Danny, Rick and I gave him a 60th Birthday party at Dillons and a great time was had by all.
My children don’t remember a time when he was not around our oldest is 43. He helped us in so many ways, building decks, painting, but most of all loving us for who we are. I can’t stress how thankful We are that Fleet came down in December and we had two great weeks together, and that we visited with him for a few hours the day before his death. His death has created a big VOID in our lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cindy Cash

February 14, 2020

I really don't know where to start 😢 I met Fleetwood at Dillon's in the mid 90's! Fleetwood, myself, Mike... aka Big Dog , Chuck and a couple of others became the BEST of friends and did everything together! We became the "Dillonettes" at Dillon's! We had season tickets to the Falcons games! We went to concerts together! Fleetwood loved the Rolling Stones...we rented a limo to go see them and so many others! We went to NASCAR races together AFTER Fleetwood accepted ME, the ONLY GIRL in the group! LOL! The first race I ever went to was with these guys and Fleetwood was a little upset because I was there! But after that, I went to all the races with them! I can't say enough good things about Fleetwood...he was a great guy and a great friend and I feel so bad that I had not seen him in a few years 😢😢 RIP Fleetwood ❤ I love you!!

Carolyn Clarke

February 14, 2020

John and I met at age 16. He was my Brothers best friend and soon one of mine. We shared alot over time even a daughter. I was close to all his Family and some friends. I did get to see him on his last visit to FL. JOHN YOU WILL BE MISSED. MY BIRD MAN.

Danny & Nadine Mayhew

February 14, 2020

My oldest son 💜. We always joked about this. We are going to miss you so much. You’ve been a wonderful friend that we could always count on. We love you Fkeet 💜

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY