Russel Lee Barron

September 15, 1925June 21, 2011

Russel Lee Barron

Russel Lee Barron, 85 of Martinsburg, passed away at Heartland Nursing Home, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Born September 15, 1925 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Lloyd E. Barron and Elsie Creamer Barron. Russel is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mildred L. Barron. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Russel served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1965. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Russel worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Martinsburg, retired in 1990, after 23 years of service. He was a Life Member of the V.F. W., Post #896, A Life Member of D.A.V. chapter #8, American Legion Post #14, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #120, A.M.V.E.T.S. Post #38, Elks Lodge #778, all of Martinsburg. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #202 and the Red Men’s Tribe #84 both of Williamsport, MD. Russel is survived by two step sons; Richard L. Gosnell of Martinsburg, and Larry R. Gosnell of Centreville, VA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The last of his immediate family, he leaves behind four nephews: Dennis and Lloyd Barron, Steve and Ben Hutzler, also two nieces: Marva Barron and Diane Fulk. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: Lyle (Buddy) Barron, Lloyd (Brother) Barron, Marvin Barron, and one sister Katherine (Sis) Hutzler. Friends may call from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Rosedale Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at Rosedale Funeral Home on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:00p.m. with Rev. Albert Clipp officiating. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 West Burke Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401-3322 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 Online condolences can be made at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 23, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Barbara Bloomfield

June 23, 2011

Dear Millie:

Our thoughts and love are with you.

Doug and Barbara Bloomfield

June 23, 2011

we are sorry to hear about the passing of Russell. We know he is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mildred and her family. Love to All ! from Jean Thompson's family. Jean Thompson is Mildred's first cousin. from, Jean Thompson, her son, ken, her daughters, Lisa and kristi, their husbands, mike and darrell and Jean's grandchildren,mike,ashley,kyle and princess

June 23, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Russell. Mildred, Russell's wife, is my mom Jean Thompson's first cousin. My whole family wishes to express our sympathy and say Russell was a wonderful person and he is with the Lord and will be in great care. Mildred, we are thinking of you and prayers are sent to you and your family. Love You ! Jean Thompson, and Jean's family, her son, Ken, her daughters Lisa Howerton and Kristi Kumsher and their husbands, mike and darrell and Jean's grandkids, Mike, Ashley, Kyle and princess

Al Butts

June 22, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your memories give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Peace be you.

From: Edna Creamer Butts and Family (Roland Creamer Family)

Steve Hutzler

June 22, 2011

We love you and miss you Uncle Russell, but we know your in a better place now. Love Steve, Linda, Stevie, Jenny, JR and Jayden.

Phil Martin

June 21, 2011

Dickie, Larry, Dennis,
Sorry to hear of your loss.