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Obituary for Bobby Leroy Schell
Bobby Leroy Schell was received into the arms of Jesus on July 9, 2021. Bob was born on June 17, 1938 to William Toliver Schell and Christine Osburn Schell in Jeff Davis County, Georgia. He married Lois Resseau in 1999 and they had a very happy life together. He graduated from Jeff Davis County High School in 1956 and moved to Jacksonville FL. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He later moved to Atlanta GA where he had a career as a warehouse manager for several wholesale food businesses on the Georgia State Farmers Market and retired from Sutherland’s Foodservice in 2000. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Eatonton, where he served as a deacon, a member of the New Hope Sunday School Class, the Chancel Choir and served on several committees. He was a proud member and past president of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was an instructor of the Duluth Cloggers and various other clogging groups in the Atlanta area for many years. His groups performed at the 1984 World’s Fair in Knoxville, on the Dinah Shore Show in Las Vegas and went on an exchange group trip to Romania in the mid 1970’s. His clogging group was a frequent performer at the Putnam County Dairy Festival for years. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1 PM at First Baptist Church of Eatonton followed by a service at 2 PM. He is survived by his wife and his family whom he dearly loved: his daughter, Kelly Schell Hardin(Greg), stepson, Steve Sinclair, Jr(Dawn) stepdaughters: Anne Marie Horton(Josh Durden) and Rebecca Sinclair; seven grandchildren: Nash Sinclair, Karlie Horton, Dylan Sinclair, Max Hardin, Mason Sinclair, Ash Hardin, and Scarlett Hardin. Four sisters, Marilyn Brantley, Montine Hodge, Magdaline Wood and Martha Bell (Ollie), as well as several nieces and nephew. The family has requested in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Eatonton or to the organization of your choice.