Raymond Russell Obituary

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Raymond "Don" Russell

January 21, 1931 - March 18, 2010
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Raymond Donald "Don" Russell, age 79, of Bassett died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born January 21, 1931 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Dallas and Bernice Godwin Russell. Mr. Russell was a member of Gospel Baptist Church of Bassett. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Russell managed several cattle farms over the years and retired from Taylor Enterprises, Bassett as a heavy equipment operator. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Johnnye Patterson and brothers, Bennie Russell, Hayes Russell and Percy Russell. He is survived by his wife, Wyleen Russell of the home;...
Raymond Donald "Don" Russell, age 79, of Bassett died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 21, 1931 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Dallas and Bernice Godwin Russell.
Mr. Russell was a member of Gospel Baptist Church of Bassett. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Russell managed several cattle farms over the years and retired from Taylor Enterprises, Bassett as a heavy equipment operator.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Johnnye Patterson and brothers, Bennie Russell, Hayes Russell and Percy Russell.

He is survived by his wife, Wyleen Russell of the home; daughter, Janet Scott and her special friend, Ron Padgett of Concord, North Carolina; sons, Bill Russell and his wife, Deborah, Alan Russell and his wife, Susan, and Gray Russell, all of Rocky Mount; step-daughter, Tabatha Martin of Bassett; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home and other times at the home, 898 Fork Mountain Road, Bassett.

The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett with Reverend Arnold Terry and Chaplain Rick Poland officiating.

Memorials may be made to Gospel Baptist Church Building Fund, 8320 Daniels Creek Road, Bassett, Virginia 24055.

Arrangements are being handled by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Bassett.

Online condolences may be made by going to www.collinsmckeestone.com

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