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Charles Hamilton Russell
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1923
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2011
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA


Newport News

On March 15, 2011 Charles Hamilton Russell passed away quietly at home after a brief illness.

A native of Sylva, NC, he was born in 1923 to Frank and Martha (Cope) Russell. Upon graduation from Sylva High School he came to Newport News in 1940 to work in the Shipyard. In 1943 he joined the Navy and served honorably until the end of WWII. Following his discharge he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelors in Science degree in Electrical Engineering. After working two years in the drafting department at Newport News Shipbulding he went to work for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, later known as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He worked at their Langley Research Center for 35 years during which time he held a patent for the wind tunnel analog-to-digital converter tester. In 1986 he retired from NASA as a section head of the Instrument Research Division but continued working as a Boeing contractor until 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Teri Zimmerman Russell; daughter Janice Russell Wolford (Stanley); son Shawn Russell (Heather Carroll); and grandson Dylan Thomas Russell.

A graveside service will be held at Old Field Cemetery in Sylva, NC. A celebration of his life with family and friends will be held in Newport News at a later date.

Family links: 
  G. Frank Russell (1895 - 1964)
  Martha Cope Russell (1899 - 1968)
Old Field Cemetery
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Mar 13, 2012
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Charles shared William Hamilton Cope data, Bible Family pages and old family pictures. You will be missed!
- Betty Andrews
 Added: Mar. 30, 2012

- NavyPatriot
 Added: Mar. 13, 2012

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