Robert "Jack" Russell
October 27, 1938 – June 12, 2018
RUSSELL, Robert "Jack," 79, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Oma Lee; brothers, Houston, Walter and Randolph; sister, Evelyn; grandson, Trey; a special nephew, "Cookey"; and other treasured family and friends. He is survived by his loving bride, Ida Waddell Russell; sons, Russ, J.B. (Jennifer), Bubba (Kym) and Jason (Angela); eight grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth and Peggy (Bob); brother, Jimmy (Pam); and many more loved ones. Jack never met a stranger and loved with all that he had. A man of many trades, he worked as a cabinetmaker and later, retired from Philip Morris. In retirement, he was often found with a tool in his hand or a grandbaby on his lap. Classic cars and trains brought him much joy. A visitation will be open to the public at Nelsen Funeral Home at 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, with a service the following day, June 16, at 11 a.m., at the Nelsen Funeral Home chapel. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Evangelistic Ministries, 13315 New Kent Highway, Lanexa, Va. 23089. Condolences may be made online at NelsenRichmond.com.
- He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Oma Lee; brothers, Houston, Walter and Randolph; sister, Evelyn; grandson, Trey; a special nephew, "Cookey"; and other treasured family and friends. He is survived by his loving bride, Ida Waddell Russell; sons, Russ, J.B. (Jennifer), Bubba (Kym) and Jason (Angela); eight grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth and Peggy (Bob); brother, Jimmy (Pam); and many more loved ones.
- Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Interment - Private
Robert "Jack" Russell
June 17, 2018
Rus, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I knew you Mom, Carolyn very well and your Dad when he was a part of Calvary UMC. God Bless and keep you.
June 16, 2018
Dear “Russ” and Ida & Family,
So sorry for you and Ida’s loss of Jack😢 I just wish you both peace and humbleness for this time of grieving😇. I remember Jack always being so very friendly! He was very helpful at Calvary when he was a member there with his first wife, Carolyn. I also remember how funny he was! He always made me 😊.
Ida, I think I met you a few times when you both were out shopping.
June 14, 2018
As an older brother, Jackie showed me how to use tools, work on cars, taught me many things that I use now and am greatful for. He signed for a car for me when no one else would. I could look to him to answer any questions I had which was helpful being the youngest of eight. Jackie and Ida went with us and other family members to a cabin in the mountains and the beach for many years and he could always come up with some funny stories about things we did growing up. He always made you feel happy wherever he went. He will surely be missed by me as I called him every day to chat. He helped anyone who needed help anytime. My wife Pam and I loved him very much and will miss him so much!
June 13, 2018
Uncle Jack you are truly missed you gave me part of my personality whenever any one tries to think of three things about me one of the three is my love of cupcakes. That started with you, you gave me my very first one and told me to catch a mouse I never did catch that mouse but your one small gesture started my obsession with cupcakes. I'll miss hearing you say "darlin" and "you know it ?" And teasing everyone Ray Stevens has left the stage. Love you Uncle Jackie !