John Henry Russell

July 17, 1930September 11, 2013

Rev. John Henry Russell, 83, of Jeffersonville, IN and formally of Warsaw, OH died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. Rev. Russell was born in Maysville, Kentucky on July 17, 1930 the son of the late William H. and Verna Mae Cordray Russell. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country in the US Air Force. Rev. Russell operated a Chevrolet Dealership in Warsaw, OH for twenty-five years and was an Elementary School Teacher. He served in his ministry for the Lord a total of fifty-five years in which he served as pastor for the Warsaw First Presbyterian for thirty years. Rev. Russell is survived by his wife, Rev. Holly Darling Russell; sons, John T. Russell (Debbie) of Stout, OH; Terry J. Russell (Betty Jo) of Warsaw, OH; Jerry S. Russell N. Versailles, PA and Derek E. Davis (Jenny) of Jeffersonville, IN; grandchildren, Lisa Stamp of Louisville, OH, Eric Russell of Cameron, NC; Missy Renner of Athens, OH, Tara Ashcraft of Warsaw, OH, Ethan Davis and Eliza Davis both of Jeffersonville, IN. and seven great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William Eugene Russell, Stanley Gordon Russell and Charles Edward Russell and one sister, Thelma L. Burton. Funeral services for Rev. John Henry Russell will be held at the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013 with Rev. Benjamin McKinstry officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the hour of the service.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2013

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William Russell

September 20, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We can all be sure there was a great reunion in heaven. I loved Uncle Johnny. I will miss him. I am praying for you all.

September 18, 2013

John, Terry, Jerry ....sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember him and you when you all went to school at Union. May God help you during this sad time. Larry Layman

Maurita Garber

September 16, 2013

Terry & Betty Jo...sharing your loss...always to soon to lose our parents! Have good memories of him as my 6th grade teacher, he cared about his students.

Samantha Vatter

September 15, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss. He is truly going to be missed.

Robin and Jim Glasure

September 14, 2013

John & Debbie and the Russell family - we are sorry to hear of your loss. Rev. Russell was my elementary teacher at Warsaw and I have fond memories of his patience and strength. You are in our thoughts at this time of sorrow. Love to you,

Charlene Thompson-Henry

September 14, 2013

John, Terry and Debbie ...Sorry to hear this, our roots run deep and shared great times in our little church....will be thinking of all of you..

Diane Jones

September 14, 2013

Holly, John T, Terry, Jerry, Derek and Families. Each of you have my sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I will always remember Rev.
Russell's comforting words at Jerry's service. May you find comfort in your memories of John, he was a special person.

Steve and Bonnie McGuire and Family

September 14, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Roberta (Courtright) Kiser

September 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

September 14, 2013

John, Jerry and all the Russell family, I was saddened to see that your dad had passed away---I had lost track of him and didn't know where he had gone. My condolences to all and may the Lord comfort you at this time of loss as only He knows how. Your dad is in the hands (as all of us will be)of a righteous judge. Brad Kaiser