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Russell Franklin Dolen, age 62, was born July 9, 1955 to the late Kelly Rankin Dolen and Eileen Faye Goff Dolen. He passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home.
He is survived by his wifeSherry Dolen; daughterNatalie Dolen Edwards (Jeff) with a beloved grandchild on the way; step-daughterLori Catron Edwards; brothersRonnie Dolen (Joan) and Bertie Ray Dolen; sisterHelen Dolen-Richardson (James); step-grandchildrenBrittani Dick (Wesley) with a great-grandson on the way, Kaiti Gregory, and Ty Humble; niecesLeslie Somerville (Jason), and Tara Dolen Jewell; great nieces and nephewsBaylie, Kade and Kanon Somerville, and David and Alyssa Jewell; along with a multitude of additional family and friends.
He was a member of the Oil Valley Church of Christ and accepted Christ as his savior at the age of 15.
He worked for many years at GTE, later Verizon then Windstream, retiring in 2004.
He loved farming his entire life and devoted his time to the upkeep of his farm upon retiring.
His family meant everything to him and he loved spending time with his family and friends every chance he had.
Those who knew him know he never knew a stranger and would happily give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.
This amazing husband, father, grandpa, uncle, and friend will always be remembered with that contagious smile on his face and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ron Sartin officiating.
Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on October 31, 2017
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