OBITUARY

Rufus Russ III

November 2, 1962June 19, 2018

Hyannis, MA - Rufus Russ III, 55, of Hyannis, was called home on Tuesday June 19, 2018 in Shrewsbury, MA.

He was born November 2, 1962, to Rufus and Betty Russ of Hyannis, MA., where he grew up. He graduated from Barnstable High School in 1981 where he excelled at both football and baseball and was known as “The Reverend” as he often talked about God and quoted scriptures. He went on to join the US Army in 1982 where he served for three years. Upon returning to Cape Cod he worked with his father as a landscaper. He loved to eat and often enjoyed impromptu barbecues with his grilling partner, and cousin, Chris Donalson. He was a proud father, had a great sense of humor and smile that would light up the room.

Rufus is survived by his wife Sarah Sawyer, four daughters; Joslyn Russ and her husband Adolfo of Pittsburgh, PA, Tacara Russ, of Hyannis, MA, Christina Okuniewicz of Truro, MA, and Skyla Russ of Hyannis, MA; two sons, Darrell Russ of Hyannis, MA, Anthony Russ of Hyannis, MA; parents Rufus and Betty Russ of Hyannis, MA; four grandchildren, Dwayne, Sarai, Genesis and Amya; one sister Katrina Russ of North Bergen, NJ; Sammy Donalson(Like a brother), of Hyannis, MA; and former wife, Stacia Russ.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitors’ hours from 9:30 to 11am, June 28, 2018 at Zion Union Church, located at 805 Attucks Way, Hyannis, MA 02601. Funeral services will be held immediately after at 11a.m. burial will follow at The Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Dorothy Lucas

June 25, 2018

Betty, Rufus,
Our thoughts and prayers with you. Continue to stand on the Sure Foundation.
By His Grace, Cookie and Family

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