OBITUARY

H. Leo Russell, Sr.

January 4, 1935December 3, 2018

H. Leo Russell, Sr., DDS, 83, of Brandon, MS passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon with funeral services to follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Dr. Russell was born in Jackson on January 4, 1935. He played basketball at East Central Community College and Mississippi College and later earned his DDS at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Russell served his community as a dentist for 52 years where he owned Russell Dental Clinic in Forest and Community Dental Clinic in Jackson. He enjoyed volunteering with Smiles for Children and Mission First and was also an avid outdoorsman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Lester and Marjorie Russell and his son, Tim McAdory. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Russell; sons, Harold Leo Russell, Jr. (Beth) and Ron Russell (Christy); daughters, Angie King (Greg) and Karon Martin (Steve); and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Lester and Marjorie Russell and his son, Tim McAdory.

    He is survived by his wife, Sherry Russell; sons, Harold Leo Russell, Jr. (Beth) and Ron Russell (Christy); daughters, Angie King (Greg) and Karon Martin (Steve); and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • CARA

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

H. Leo Russell, Sr.

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Margarette Bailey

December 13, 2018

Sherry, you already know how much I love(d) Leo, but I'll tell you again. He was more like a brother to me than a brother-in-law. He loved you so much and his world revolved around you, and I can only imagine how much you will miss him. I keep thinking about the old George Jones song,
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" because it describes Leo's love for you. I know Bailey was so happy to meet him when he entered Heaven. They were so much alike and enjoyed doing things together. Wish I could have asked him to give Bailey a big hug for me, but when I spent Sunday afternoon with you and Leo, neither of us had any idea that he would be leaving us in just a matter of hours. I miss him already, and will always cherish the many good times we all had together. Always remember how much I love you, and I am here for you any time you need me.

Lynn Glaze Walker

December 7, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. My mom and Aunt thought a lot of Leo. My mom was Mary Lee and my Aunt Nonie Glaze. They were 1st cousins. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.


Your cousin, Lynn

Cynthia Mooney

December 4, 2018

Leo was a kind and gentle man. He always had a story to tell and loved to sit and talk with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Sheila Gainey

December 4, 2018

Dr. Russell meant so much to our family. He was so good to mother (Helen) for many years as his assistant and friend. She knew every move he was gonna make and he knew hers too! They are probably discussing some type of dental procedure now! So sad to hear this and our prayers are with you all. Love, Sheila

Anne Gibson

December 4, 2018

So sad to hear. Enjoyed working with Dr. Russell for many years. Considered him not only my boss but my friend. Praying for all the family.

Kevin Woods

December 4, 2018

Dr. Leo was a close and dear friend of my family from as long ago as my memory serves. My late father (Carl Woods) shared many of the same passions. I remember my father and Dr. Leo flying family's to see their children at the Shrine Hospitals. I remember Dr. Leo and Dad being the cornerstone of the Forest Shrine Motor Corp. I remember Dr Leo always being with us at Deer Camp and Dr. Leo treating me just like one of his own boys. Dr. Leo was my Dentist even years after we moved to Birmingham. I can't think of many childhood memories that he was not part of. RIP Dr Leo and I'm sure Dad will be glad to share your company again. Thoughts and prayers for all of the Russell's from Joyce myself and the rest of the Woods family!

P.S. I never smell a cigar when Dr Leo doesn't come to mind....

Margy Lee Thaxton

December 4, 2018

Our hearts go out to all of Dr. Leo’s family. Sandy & I are thinking of you and pray for comfort and peace during this time. With love, Margy Lee Thaxton

Martha Stobaugh

December 4, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss. Leo was my family dentist for over 20 years. He was also a friend. He will be missed by so many.

Pat Rogers

December 4, 2018

So very sorry to hear such sad news. Prayers for all

Jean Lackey

December 4, 2018

We have special memories of Leo...So sorry for your loss..Buster will be so happy to see his friend....Love to the family, Jean Lackey