Raymond "Don" Russell

January 21, 1931March 18, 2010

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.

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Raymond "Don" Russell

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January 9, 2011

I had no idea. Sorry for your loss. Karen Maydian

Jeanneane Davidson

March 23, 2010

Allen & Susan,
So sorry to hear about your Father. May you many wonderful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

March 22, 2010

Dear Bill and Debra,
So Sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Johnnie and Peggy Blankenship

Jerry and Theresa Barger

March 21, 2010

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Doris Ann Radford

March 20, 2010

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

John & Judy Crook

March 20, 2010

Don was a good man and a hard worker. He did all of our dozer work through the years. We are sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead.

Teri & John Walter

March 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.