OBITUARY

P.M. "Boots" Russell

July 7, 1936March 10, 2018
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P.M. “Boots”/ Pappy Russell passed away on March 10, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born in Logan County, Arkansas on July 7, 1936 to P.M. and Ida Rose Russell. “Boots” moved to Midland in the mid-50s and worked in the oilfield before starting Pitco in 1984. He was an avid fisherman and truly loved fishing with his grandchildren. “Boots” was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. He is survived by sons Roger Russell of Kerrville, Texas, Greg Russell of Midland, and daughter Kimberley McCowen of Midland; grandchildren Nolan and Joely Smith of Midland; brother Jerry Russell; sister Sally Barber both of Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation at Ellis Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. A service will be held in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11 am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Stan Williamson, Stanlon Williamson, Nolan Kirby Smith, Mark McCowen, Mike Smith and Justin Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Russell, Steve Quain and Daryl Rogers.

  • FAMILY

  • Roger Russell, Son
  • Greg Russell, Son
  • Kimberley McCowan, Daughter
  • Nolan Smith, Grandchild
  • Joely Smith, Grandchild
  • Jerry Russell, Brother
  • Sally Barber, Sister
  • And several nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stan Williamson
  • Stanlon Williamson
  • Nolan Kirby Smith
  • Mark McCowan
  • Mike Smith
  • Justin Smith
  • Jimmy Russell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Quain, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daryl Rogers, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

P.M. "Boots" Russell

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Aimie Hill

March 14, 2018

I use to work for Main Street diner. Boots was hands down my favorite customer of all time. He was one man that took the time to get to know you and your family. He was special to me in several ways. We shared our proud moments of our children and grandchildren and the stories that he told me about his life I will never forget. It’s crazy how you can become friends with anyone of any age. My daughter Tylie was 2 years old when I started to work at Main Street, which all of you know was boots second home. She would come up and visit and help in the summer as she was growing up. I do believe that boots was her favorite out of everyone at the cafe . He use to bring me little odds and ends for her. She use to think it was he Best thing in the world. I use to live off 307, and he would pass by all the time on his way to see his grandkids My kids were outside playing one day and he decided to stop. My daughter had told him “ next time bring me diamonds “. He laughed. The things you remember is crazy. I do thank him for being my friend and blessing me with his presence. We learn so many life lessons from out elders, I’m happy to have had Boots in my life. I couldn’t have ever asked for a better man to sit and visit with than him. He will be missed incredibly. So for now, Mr . Boots you go rest and be ready for when we meet again.

Connie Radloff Hill

March 13, 2018

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