OBITUARY

JV Russell

June 7, 1948October 28, 2018

JV Russell, 70, of South Knoxville passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. JV grew up in Lafollette, TN, and graduated with honors from Lafollette High School. He was also a graduate of Pellissippi State Community College computer technology program. He retired in 2011 as a computer tech specialist for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. He was a proud U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as well as other posts. He was a well-decorated staff sergeant who earned three air medals, the cross of gallantry with palm, and many other awards. Preceding him in death were Walter Rose Russell and Mary Elizabeth Russell, grandparents who raised him; Sarah Russell Livingston, his mother; Judy Wilson Russell, first wife. Surviving family include wife, Wanda H. Russell; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Darryl Chapman of Lafollette; son and his fiancé, Robby Richart and Bethany Ott of Karns; grandchildren Amber Russell and Zachary Chapman of Lafollette, and Colin Richart of Karns. With respect to JV's wishes, no formal services are planned. Those wishing to honor his memory with messages of condolence may visit www.sherwoodchapel.net.

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JV Russell

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Wendell McPeters

November 5, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and co-worker. JV was a good man, friend and one of the best co-workers we could ever have asked for. He always was a very positive person to be around, I remember his 60th birthday here at work and all of his friends that attended. What good times all of us shared thru out the years, I remember on his last day at DOE, JV left to go thru the checkout process and he left behind in his office his safety shoes. We all thought this was funny, I guess we had something to remember him by. May our friend rest in peace.

Wendell McPeters - co-worker

Bethany Ott

November 2, 2018

I am so glad I got the opportunity to know Buster. In the short time I was able to know him, I was able to see how much he loved his family and what an incredible person he was. He was so witty and just such an easy going person to be around. I always wanted to have a close relationship with my in laws but did not know if it would ever happen. Buster and Wanda accepted me from the time I met them and made me feel like family. I wish we could have had longer with him.

Sharon Mills Ridenour

November 1, 2018

Wanda, I am sorry to hear of JV's passing. He was a fine man, husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Wells Wier

November 1, 2018

Wanda,
So sorry to hear of JV passing. Good friend and classmate at LHS.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mary Wells Wier

Cissy Perkins

October 31, 2018

Wanda,

Gene and I were saddened to receive the news of JV’s passing. I am glad that you two found each other again and that JV got to share in your love for Robby and Colin. Our thoughts and love are with all of you.

Cissy Perkins

Richda McNutt

October 31, 2018

Wanda, I wish there was something I could say that would ease the grief you must feel at the loss of J.V. He was a kind and sweet-spirited person, and I'm sure he filled your life with happiness. You are in my thoughts - Richda

Marilyn Sebby

October 30, 2018

Wanda, my heart is hurting for you. I've known JV since first grade at W LaF Ele. He was always a good friend. I'm sad to know he's gone. Love you and praying for strength and peace that only comes from God.

Tammy Killgore

October 30, 2018

Wanda,
George and I are heartbroken over your devastating loss. Know that God is laced in every tear and we pray you feel His presence wrapped around you like a nice warm blanket. Grief is the price we pay for love ... you loved JV and he loved you. That never goes away. He is loving you from a place we will all share in time. May you always remember the laughter and love of your wonderful marriage.
In His Love,
Tammy and George

Elaine Housley Butler

October 30, 2018

Wanda, I was so sorry to hear of JV’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace and comfort. I am so glad I got to visit with both of you at our 50th reunion.

Kenton Page

October 30, 2018

Wanda, Robbie, & Family we were so saddened to learn about J. V. I let Abby & Mary know and they both said to give you their condolences. Kenton Jr also wants you to know that he is so sorry for your loss. May the memories of many happy times flood your mind with the help of your pictures. Thank goodness for our pictures & many "Precious Memories" during times of loss.