December 27, 1940 – February 26, 2019
Gerry Russell, 78 of Grandview Missouri was born on December 27, 1940 outside Adrian, Missouri at his grandparents farm to Raymond and Dorothy Russell. He departed this life February 26, 2019 at his home surrounded with love and family. As a young boy, the family moved to South Kansas City and then to Grandview. He graduated from Grandview High School in 1958 where he participated in football and other activities. He attended college in Warrensburg, Missouri for a few years before beginning his career at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Gerry was a hard working man, as he worked at two jobs for many years at Western Electric and concrete flatwork. He retired from Western Electric and the concrete business in 1990. He then worked in real estate for 6 years before opening Russell’s BBQ and Lounge. He sold the BBQ and Lounge in 1999 and in his words spent his time “getting fat and sassy”. Gerry enjoyed going to Royals baseball games and watching The Royals on TV. He also enjoyed watching college football and basketball. Some of his greatest joys were watching his grandkids play ball and spending time at his son’s house mowing grass and attending family gatherings.
Gerry is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Dorothy Russell, his brother Johnnie Ray Russell. He is survived by brothers Jim (Kathy) Russell of Collins, Missouri, Ed Russell of Grandview, Missouri, and sister Judy Long of Mountain Grove, Missouri. One son, Randy Ray (Becky) Russell of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 3 grandsons Chance (Miranda), Chase (Rebekah), and Seth, 5 great grandchildren, numerous relatives and friends.
At the families request please do not send flowers but make a contribution in Gerry's name to the Cancer Research Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Assoc.
- Cancer Research Foundation
- Juvenile Diabetes Association
- Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, March 10, 2019
- Burial Sunday, March 10, 2019
March 3, 2019
My sincere condolences to Gerry's family. I have some great memories of our times together around Grandview High.
March 1, 2019
I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about Gerry. He always reminded me of Gerald in a lot of his mannerisms and when it is all said and done he was a good person that valued his family and they him. Wish I could come back, but I'm not going to be able to. I will be thinking of you all.