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Loflin Funeral Home

212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

OBITUARY

Russell Omer Routh

August 17, 1932October 23, 2019
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Russell Omer Routh, 87, of Liberty went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

He was an active member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church where he served in various capacities including Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Treasurer, and was a member of the choir. He was retired from Kellwood Company after 33 years of service. He was also a member of a Post Polio Support Group.

A funeral service will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Travis Brock and Rev. Dr. Carl Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Routh will lie in repose in the church sanctuary one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

He was the son of the late Alvah Omer and Laura Williams Routh and was also preceded in death by daughter, Donna Routh Isley; sisters, Maxine Johnson, Magdalene Fields, Jessie Lee Auman, and Brenda Heilig; and brother, Herman Routh.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Louise Thomas Routh; daughter, Lisa Routh Slusher (Keith); son, Lynn Routh (Wendy); son-in-law, Barry Isley; grandchildren, Brooke Isley Letchworth (Allen), Shelby Routh Coley (Winston), Kara Slusher, and Kory Slusher; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Farrah, and Vivienne Letchworth; and sister, Joann Barker (Charles).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Harvest Vision Fund, 4765 Sandy Creek Church Road, Liberty, NC 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Russell’s family.

  • FAMILY

  • Alvah Omer Routh, Father (deceased)
  • Laura Williams Routh, Mother (deceased)
  • Donna Routh Isley, Daughter (deceased)
  • Maxine Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Magdalene Fields, Sister (deceased)
  • Jessie Lee Auman, Sister (deceased)
  • Brenda Heilig, Sister (deceased)
  • Herman Routh, Brother (deceased)
  • Louise Thomas Routh, Wife
  • Lisa Routh Slusher, Daughter
  • Keith Slusher, Son-in-law
  • Lynn Routh, Son
  • Wendy Routh, Daughter-in-law
  • Barry Isley, Son-in-law
  • Brooke Isley Letchworth, Grandchild
  • Allen Letchworth, Grandchild-in-law
  • Shelby Routh Coley, Grandchild
  • Winston Coley, Grandchild-in-law
  • Kara Slusher, Grandchild
  • Korey Slusher, Grandchild
  • Aaron Letchworth, Great Grandchild
  • Farrah Letchworth, Great Grandchild
  • Vivienne Letchworth, Great Grandchild
  • Joann Barker, Sister
  • Charles Barker, Brother-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Sandy Creek Baptist Church

Services

  • Lie in Repose Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2019

Memories

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Trisha Carter

October 26, 2019

So sorry for your loss Lisa, you & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Larry and Margo Simmons

October 25, 2019

Lynn and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol Stevenson

October 25, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Fawnie Poupore

October 24, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Russell's passing. Louise and family, you will be in my prayers . It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I know. May God bless you and keep you in his care.

Melody Smith

October 24, 2019

Thinking of you and sending love and prayers for comfort. So very sorry for your loss.
-Melody Simmons Smith and family

Dawn Light

October 24, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know Russell will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dawn & Jerry Light

Beth Strider

October 24, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If we can help out in any way, please let us know. Hospice of Randolph

Sam and Bonnie Donnell

October 24, 2019

Russell was a kind man . Thought the world of him . He will be greatly missed by everyone.. Rest in peace Brother.

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Biography

Russell Omer Routh, 87, of Liberty went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

He was an active member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church where he served in various capacities including Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Treasurer, and was a member of the choir. He was retired from Kellwood Company after 33 years of service. He was also a member of a Post Polio Support Group.

A funeral service will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Travis Brock and Rev. Dr. Carl Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Routh will lie in repose in the church sanctuary one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

He was the son of the late Alvah Omer and Laura Williams Routh and was also preceded in death by daughter, Donna Routh Isley; sisters, Maxine Johnson, Magdalene Fields, Jessie Lee Auman, and Brenda Heilig; and brother, Herman Routh.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Louise Thomas Routh; daughter, Lisa Routh Slusher (Keith); son, Lynn Routh (Wendy); son-in-law, Barry Isley; grandchildren, Brooke Isley Letchworth (Allen), Shelby Routh Coley (Winston), Kara Slusher, and Kory Slusher; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Farrah, and Vivienne Letchworth; and sister, Joann Barker (Charles).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Harvest Vision Fund, 4765 Sandy Creek Church Road, Liberty, NC 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Russell’s family.