Dale Blanton Russell

Dale Blanton Russell

Oak Flat, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Apr 2014 (aged 94)
Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Burial Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 127780753 · View Source
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Services for Dale Blanton Russell, 94, of Huntington, will be held in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 12th at 4:00 P.M. with graveside services to follow in the Jonesville Cemetery, Huntington, TX, under the auspices of the Masonic Homer Lodge, #254, A.F. & A. M.

Mr. Russell was born on Thursday, May 22, 1919 in the Oak Flat Community outside of Huntington, the son of the late Leah (Sowell) and William Eli Russell. In his last year, his wish and request was to remain in his home. He passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:15 P.M. aged 94 years and 10 months, at his home of 70 years, with family at his side.

He was a cattleman, farmer, rancher, and gardener. He played the violin.

Mr. Russell served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Masonic Homer Lodge, #254, A.F. & A. M. for over 65 years. Mr. Russell also had served the Huntington Schools on the Board of Education.

Mr. Russell was the descendant of one of the founding pioneer families of Huntington who settled in Oak Flat Community, Huntington in 1860, James Eason Russell and wife Caroline Welch Russell, who were his great grandparents. His grandfather was W.D. Russell and wife Mary Chestnut Russell.

Mr. Russell is survived by:

Daughter: Winnie Loretta Kingsley

Granddaughter: Cynthia Kaye Russell-Kaiser (Joe) of Huntington

Granddaughter: Melissa Kingsley Airhart (Daniel)

Grandson: Ryan Kingsley

Great-granddaughters: Fawn Foster Zion (Scott) of Huntington, Emily Airhart

Great-grandson: Cooper Airhart

Great-Great Granddaughters: Hannah Zion and Hallie Zion of Huntington

Great-Great Grandson: Hunter Zion of Huntington

Brothers-in-law: Hosea Forrest of Huntington, Wayne Forrest (Barbara) of Lufkin

Sister-in-law: Betty (Forrest) Giese (Frank) of Brazoria

In addition to his parents, Mr. Russell was preceded in death by:

*His beloved wife of 62 years, Jewell Forrest Russell

*Only son, Hayden Blanton Russell, in 2007

*Sisters, Winnie Jackson and husband Forrest
Lillian Graham and husband Fred
Mary Hawkins and husband Kyle
*Mother-in-law and Father-in-law: Randolph and Stella
(Snowden) Forrest
*Brother-in-law and wife, Edward (Pete) and Eloise
(Nerren) Forrest
*Sister-in-law: Thelma (Forrest) Carrell and Floyd
*Grandson-in-law, Robert M. Foster, in 1988
*Many other family members and loved ones

Members of the Masonic Homer Lodge, #254, A.F. & A. M. will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Spivey, Dr. Nathaniel Robinson, Joe Mack Welch, David Forrest, Richard Forrest, Lin Graham, and Fred Graham.

Songs: When They Ring Those Golden Bells and
Amazing Grace

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dale Blanton Russell (22 May 1919–9 Apr 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 127780753, citing Jonesville Cemetery, Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Never Forgotten (contributor 48409746) .