Gary Wayne Schell, age 56, of Exeter, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Gary, son of Billy Wayne and Dollie Faye (Thomas) Schell, was born on September 29, 1955 in Monett, Missouri. Gary attended and graduated from Southwest High School in Washburn, Missouri. Gary grew up working side by side with his dad in the family business, Schell Construction Company. He worked on the Alaskan Pipeline in 1970, and then for 7 Valley’s Construction, in Cassville. He was a member of the Union Local #627 of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gary was also a avid supporter of BACA and H.O.G. (Harley Davidson Owners Group.) He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #4155 of Shell Knob, Missouri. Gary loved motorcycles and shooting pool with his grandkids. He was a great dad and grandpa and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include; his mother, Dollie Schell, of Cassville, Missouri; one son, Kyle and his wife, Renee Hope, of Springfield, Missouri; one sister; Ann Ennis, and her husband, Bobby, of Cassville, Missouri, one brother; Billy Gene, of Moran, Minnesota; one grandson; Gary Kaden Wayne Scheel, and one grandson on the way, Ryitt Josiah; companion of eight years; Carolyn Deal, of Exeter, Missouri; three-step children; Shana Alyne Davis and her husband, John, Deborah Cuckovic and her husband, David, Tina Owen and her husband Chris, all of Exeter, Missouri, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Billy Schell, and sister, Donna Schell.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri with the Reverend Jack Freeman officiating. Family will receive friend from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the White Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to BACA (Biker’s Against Child Abuse) and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri.