Jimmie Lane "Jim" Russell, age 71, was born December 9, 1945 in the Coopersville community of Wayne County, the son of the late Andrew and Wilma Crabtree Russell.
He departed this life Monday evening, January 2, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Foster Russell; and two children—Tim and his wife Chris Russell and Carol and husband Kevin Tuggle.
His son Damon and his wife Kitty passed away as result of an accident.
Also surviving are his grandchildren—Amy Conley, Elaine Morrow, Chelsea Morrow, and Hannah Tuggle; great-grandchildren—Laney Morrow, Hunter Morrow and Olivia Conley; siblings—Susan Abbott, Christia Kidd, Teresa Patton and Bruce Russell.
He is also preceded in death by his brother—Ricky Russell; and grandson—Jacob Russell.
He was a farmer and lumberman, worked for years in the wood products industry and a former magistrate for the Wayne County Fiscal Court.
He had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member of the Canadas Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Canadas Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Joey Allen and Bro. Jeff Allen officiating. Burial was in the Dobbs Cemetery with Bro. Dewey Dunagan officiating.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 11, 2017