Spencer G. Russell

June 25, 1949August 3, 2018

Spencer Gene Russell, 69, of Hernando, MS, the beloved husband of Catherine Putt Russell of 35 years, passed from this life on August 3, 2018. He was born June 25, 1949, in Calhoun County, Mississippi to the late Karl Raymond Russell and Robbie Jean Crocker Russell. Spencer graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.  He retired from PLS Loan Stores and received the 2010 Director of the Year award for all PLS stores nationwide and the 2011 Region of the Year award for the Alabama/Mississippi Territory. He was also a proud member of the NRA Society. He is survived by his wife Cathy Russell of Hernando Mississippi, one son, Christopher Russell, and one daughter, Kimberly White, both from Memphis, and three grandchildren, Spencer Hawkins Russell, Harrison White and Marlon White. He also leaves one uncle, Jerry Wayne Crocker from Sardis Mississippi. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his only brother, Gary Karl Russell and a grandson Christopher Michael Russell. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. Bartlett, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Lymphoma Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.


  • Cathy Russell, Wife
  • Christopher Russell, Son
  • Kimberly White, Daughter
  • Spencer Hawkins Russell, Grandchild
  • Harrison White, Grandchild
  • Marlon White, Grandchild
  • Jerry Wayne Crocker, Uncle
  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl Raymond Russell and Robbie Jean Crocker Russell, his only brother, Gary Karl Russell and a grandson Christopher Michael Russell.


  • Family to receive friends Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Spencer G. Russell

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Christopher Russell

January 2, 2019

I miss you daddy. I wish we could go shoot some guns and annoy the nieghbors like we use to. I love you.

Daniel Dorame

August 7, 2018

To Spencer's Loved ones,

I worked with Spencer at PLS for more than 10 years. He was a friend, a peer, a competitor, a confidant and one hell of a man. I admired and respected Spencer and will always consider him a true brother in arms. My eyes are misting as I write this. I just wanted you all to know what you already know, Spencer was a force and well loved all over this country. Cathy, Spencer spoke about you all the time. God Bless your family in this trying time.

Crystal sedor

August 5, 2018

I will never forget his wisdom. He was a man with a huge heart and great knowledge. I will forever be grateful to him for believing in me. A wonderful man gone too soon. RIP Spencer.

Dave Moore

August 5, 2018

Spencer will be missed, I will miss our talks about Ole Miss football 🏈, we both would sometimes comment that Oxford Mississippi is Gods County. Spencer is in Gods country now for sure. RIP my friend, my boss, my brother.