Richard R. Russell

October 5, 1935 - July 7, 2017
Richard R. Russell

Richard R. Russell, 81 passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wellsville, Ohio on October 5, 1935 a son to the late Charles and Naomi (Reese) Russell. Living his entire life in this area, Richard worked as a Sagger Maker for New Castle Refractories for 35 years before retiring on April 16, 1986. He was a member of the Eagles and attended Free Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Betty J. (Touvelle) Russell whom he married on January 12, 1954; two sons: Richard R. Russell, II of Lisbon, OH and Michael H. Russell and his wife Patricia of Wellsville, OH; a daughter: Christal Lynn Plimpton and her husband James of New Manchester, WV; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son: John W. Russell; four brothers: Carl, William, Nestle and Charles Russell and five sisters: Mable Hartline, Ruth Hartline, Margaret Pringle, Esther Clark and Marie Snowden.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 3 to 7 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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  • July 08, 2017
    Renae Eastham says:
    Dick, you will be Greatly missed you had an awesome sense of humor always giving the women a hard time especially Trish. My Heart is with Betty, Mike, Chrissy, Dickey, and everyone else who loved you Dearly, May you Rest In Peace ~~+~~

  • July 09, 2017
    carolyn jean russell stewart says:
    you was an awesome uncle , i remember all the good times we had at your house when i was a kid. say hi to pop for me . to the family so sorry for your loss