Jan. 14, 1998 Port Charlotte Charlotte County Florida, USA
He was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and came to Charlotte County 14 years ago from Venice. He was retired after 32 years from the General Motors Corp. in Pontiac, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 110. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Wilma M.; two stepsons, William W. Jones of Port Charlotte and Clarence C. Jones of Spencer, Ohio. Burial is in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Russell's exact birthplace is yet unknown. Census records point to Grand Rapids, Michigan, but proof has not yet been established.