Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Robert Earl Shell April 1, 1953 – March 16, 2022 Robert Earl Shell was affectionately known as Bob or Bobby by his family and friends. He was born on April 1, 1953, and earned his wings on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Bob was the 4th child born to the union of Jewelene Anthony and Leroy Wendell Shell. Both parents proceeded him in death, as well as 3 brothers, Bryan Darnell Shell (Butch), LaRon Shell (Chuckie) and Jerald Renard Shell (Jerry). He was reared in a Christian household and professed his love for Christ at an early age. Bob attended St. Louis Public Schools and graduated from Halter High School in Wellston, Missouri. In 1972 his daughter, Tahon Antoinette Anderson was born. He joined the Army along with his best friend, on the “Buddy Plan” and received an honorable discharge.
After returning home from his tour of duty, a son, Robert Carter was born. In 1978, he moved to Seattle, WA and began to work for the Boeing Company. In 1979 he married Sabrina Spain and to this union, two daughters were born; Dyani Marie Shell and Kristian Brandy Na’Cole Shell. Bob had a love for the arts at an early age. He could draw anything he saw and was known for his artistry and creativity, as seen on murals, abstract paintings, landscaping and remolding of homes. His gifts and talent served many churches, businesses, and the community alike. Bob was also a very good athlete, playing the infield on several teams in the city of Seattle (Champs, Playmakers, Players, Champs, La Teef’s, Pal’s and more). He was a caring, kind, and generous person, always ready to lend a helping hand, even to a stranger on the street. Bob loved to cook and entertain on holidays and was known for his sweet potato pies. Bob lived a full and complete life. To know him was to love him. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving companion of 15 years Amelia Edmon-Smith, three daughters; Tahon (Kieth) Clark, Arizona; Dyani (Fritzgerald) Martin, and Brandy (Ray) Jenkins Seattle, WA, one son, Robert (Melanie) Carter, Washington, DC, two sisters; Joyce McDonald, Kent, WA and Brenda Woods, Playa Vista, CA, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 aunts, 1 uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank everyone for all expressions of sympathy during this time. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri