MITCHELL – John Russell, Jr. passed away in his home after complications from recent illness and heart issues on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
Born September 17, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Edna Mae (Terry) Russell. He married Sharon Ann Mounce June 1, 2012.
John was a proud Army veteran, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his service he earned several commendations, while reaching the rank of Corporal.
He spent the rest of his life providing for his family while living in Louisiana before returning to his hometown to retire and enjoy his remaining years. John was a member of the Higher Ground United Pentecostal Church in French Lick.
Sharon Russell of Mitchell
Robert “Buddy” Russell of Arkansas
Robin Baker of Louisiana
Ronald Russell of California
Deborah Lynn Bauer of Washington, Indiana
Susan, Joshua, Chelsea, Kristen, Zackary, and William
Thomas, Zane, Lacey and Jayden
Harry Russell of Mitchell
Sue Holt of Mitchell
Juanita “Scotty” Jean of Marshfield, Missouri
Naomi Beebe of Springfield, Missouri
Sharon Egger of Leon, Iowa
and his dog, Spot
His parents; infant daughter, Rita Russell; and sister, Rose Marie Johnson, preceded him in death.
Graveside service was at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, at Mitchell Cemetery. Brother Brian Harrison officiated. Military honors were accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.