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William David RussellPassing: January 26, 2019


Bride of Christ Fellowship

Funeral Service

Friday, February 1st @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, January 31st @ 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Sheeks Cemetery

Friday, February 1st

 MITCHELL – William David Russell, 76, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his residence.

Born May 9, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble Addison and Cora Marie (Wagner) Russell.  He married Frances Luella (Ray) February 2, 1960.

David had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Lehigh Cement Company.  He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post No. 250 and National Rifle Association.  David was a deacon and member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.

Frances Luella Russell of Mitchell
William David (Deborah) Russell of Mitchell
Tena Louise (James “Jim”) Gaines of Mitchell
Amelia Diane (Tony) Nugent of Mitchell
7 grandchildren
7 great grandchildren
Shirley Ann Russell of Bedford
Michael Wayne Russell of Bedford
James Charles Russell of Mitchell

His parents;  siblings, Donald Joseph Russell, Noble Leroy Russell, Alice Marie Collins, Kenneth Ray Russell, Barbara Sue Nicholson, Peggy Jane Russell, Steven Edward Russell, and Jeffery Dean Russell; and great grandson, Silas Gaines,  preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and Brother Greg Isom officiating.  Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sandy Kendall | http://Orleans
    Date: February 1, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  2. Guest: Becky Gaddis | http://Mitchell, In
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Sending many thoughts and prayers to Lou, Mike, and all the family! So very sorry for your loss.
  3. Guest: Colleen Jones | http://Wedowee, Alabama 36278m36278
    Date: January 30, 2019
    My heart is with my family. I love you all. And my prayers will always be with you.
  4. Guest: Carmen and Les | http://Mitchell In
    Date: January 30, 2019
    Our deepest condolences Diane,Luella, Tena, Willie! Our prayers for comfort and peace are with you all!!
  5. Guest: Sherry Baker and Charlie Lancaster | http://Mitchell
    Date: January 29, 2019
    So Sorry For Your Loss, Prayers For Family
  6. Guest: Matt Olson | http://Springville, IN
    Date: January 29, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Praying you all. Can remember when I was younger we all went frog gigging and brought them all back and fried them up with david. Definitely praying for comfort and peace
  7. Guest: Adrienne McDowell | http://Indianapolis
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Logan, I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather. I know you were close with him and understand the heartache. As you lay him to rest, remember the good times and life lessons he taught you. They will comfort you when you need it most. If you need to talk, I'll be there to listen. Hugs from afar.
  8. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Willy, i'm sorry for the passing of your dad. His life is much better now and he is with his good old friends talking fishing, guns, and farming, and most of all he is NOW with God, his best friend! Enjoyed the times he,you, and i spent messing with the farm, tractors, wells, concrete, and best of all i think he enjoyed the family "hog roast" you all had best. I will pray for you & Deb and your mom. I hope the family understands, GOD IS WATCHING!
  9. Guest: sue pridemore conolty | http://largo fl 33774
    Date: January 28, 2019
    Luella &family, so sorry to read of the loss of David, he was indeed a fine man, and a child of God. Love Sue & Cora Pearl