Mr. Joe Schell, age 69, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born on April 22, 1951 to John and Ardelia Schell, who have both preceded him in death. Mr. Schell grew up in Covington and was one of the founding members of East Newton Baptist Church. He was a deacon of the church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Mr. Schell was a huge UGA Football and Atlanta Braves fan. He liked to travel to the mountains, beach, and fish in his spare time. Most of all, Mr. Schell loved being a grandfather. His grandchildren were the most important part of his life and watching them play sports was the highlight of his day. Mr. Schell was also preceded in death by his brother Johnny Schell.
Mr. Schell is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra Schell; daughters, Kim Bailey and her husband Wake, Krissy Jones and her husband Jason; grandchildren, Ava Bailey, Hewett and Gray Jones; sisters, Beverly Loyd and her husband Larry, Mary Ann Patterson, his sister-in-law Linda Schell, several nieces, nephews, many cousins, along with other family members and close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Schell will be held at 2 o’clock Monday, April 12, 2021 at East Newton Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Sorrells and Pastor Mike Hardy officiating. Interment will follow at Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm prior to the service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Newton Baptist Church in memory of Joe Schell. 11290 US Hwy 278, Covington, GA. 30014.
J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, TE Davis Funeral Services, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014. As of April 8, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp has lifted the restrictions for large gatherings and other recommendations throughout Georgia. However, we ask that you still be respectful of the family and others during this time. If you are sick, not feeling well, or have any symptoms of COVID 19, please do not attend the service or services. The family ask that every please wear a mask.
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