Little Rock business owner, Shell, dies at 88

LITTLE ROCK – Robert James “Bob” Shell, longtime business owner and member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, died Aug. 6.

Shell began working for The Baldwin Company in 1950. In July 1983, he was promoted to president of the company and changed the name to Baldwin & Shell Construction Company.

He was actively involved in the Association of General Contractors (AGC), and he was selected as a Lifetime Director of AGC.

Shell built the Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center at Parkway Village. He served on the board of Alzheimers Arkansas, Centennial Bank, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 50 for the Future. Shell also served on the Baptist Health Foundation Board for 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

Shell is survived by his wife, five children, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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