Bret M. Shell, 57, of Portland, died on September 25, 2019, in North Little Rock.
Mr. Shell was a native of La Junta, Colorado and a resident of Portland for most of his life.
He was a 1980 graduate of Montrose Academy and a 1984 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he received a degree in agriculture business. He was a member of the Portland Baptist Church, enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, watching the Andy Griffith Show and old Westerns and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Mike Shell in 2001; his grandparents, Louie and Effie Mae Taylor Shell and Edwin and Elizabeth Penny Piper.
He is survived by his children, Claire Elizabeth Bussey and husband, Zach, of Conway and Kyle Shell of Fort Smith; his mother, Linda Piper Shell of Portland; his sister, Lezlie Shell of Portland; two grandchildren, Brooks Taylor Bussey and Reese Noelle Bussey and a host of loving friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. at the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Harris officiating. The family will have a time of visitation after the service.