Walton Carl Russell, Jr.
June 8, 1931 – January 9, 2021
RUSSELL, WALTON CARL, JR June 8, 1931 – January 9, 2021
Walton Russell of Marbury, Alabama, passed away in his sleep at the Bill Nichols VA Home on January 9, 2021 at the age of 89.
Born in Griffin, Georgia, he moved to Montgomery, Alabama at a young age until he left for service to his country. He was a decorated Korean War veteran while in the Navy and later spent 4 years in the Marines. He was a man of trusting and honest demeanor.
Following his years in the service, Walton spent the remainder his life as a cabinet maker, Lowe’s employee and lastly as an orderly with the Baptist Hospital Systems. He was a member of the Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Marbury, Alabama. His church friends were very important to him and he cherished them until his death. Walton loved to study God’s Word and was a daily Bible reader.
He is survived by one brother, Ronal (Cheri) Russell of Auburn, Alabama and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walton and Lucille Russell, sisters Barbara, Liz and Jean, and his brother Jesse.
Graveside services were conducted on January 13, 2021.