John Russell Edgreen

September 5, 1951October 8, 2021


Sylacauga, AL - John Russell Edgreen, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 8, 2021 from COVID complications.

He was born in Pennsylvania on September 5, 1951, to Russell and Joella Edgreen. John was preceded in death by his father, Russell George Edgreen and his brother, Dale Eugene Edgreen. He is survived by his mother, Joella Edgreen; sister, Judy Lease (Jerry) of Forest, VA. and sister, Peggy Bucy (Kevin) of Darrington, WA; nieces, Brie-Anne and Kristian; nephews, Caleb and Micah; his cousin, Barbara Allen and her daughter Rebecca; and many, many friends. Special thanks to Skip, Pam, Joyce and Tommy Jean for your love and friendship.

John grew up in Apalachin, NY and graduated from Owego Free Academy in Oswego, NY. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.

John had live in Sylacauga for over 40 years where he retired from Blue Bell Creamery. He attended First Baptist Church in Sylacauga where he was a member of the Perry Andrews Sunday School Class and was able to share his knowledge of the Bible. He also attended Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpine where they shared fellowship, meals and recipes.

He was a loyal volunteer for Carpenters for Christ-Ramp Builders and was an avid golfer and member of the Sylacauga Country Club.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carpenters for Christ-Ramp Builders in c/o First Baptist Church, Sylacauga, AL.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.


  • Joella Edgreen, Mother
  • Judy Lease (Jerry), Sister
  • Peggy Bucy (Kevin), Sister
  • Brie-Anne, Niece
  • Kristian, Niece
  • Caleb, Nephew
  • Micah, Nephew
  • Barbara Allen, Cousin
  • Rebecca, Cousins Daughter
  • Many, Many, Friends
  • Russell George Edgreen, Father (deceased)
  • Dale Eugene Edgreen, Brother (deceased)

  • Carpenters for Christ-Ramp Builders


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021


John Russell Edgreen

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Larry Morrison

October 15, 2021

John was a very active participant in the ministries of Sylacauga First Baptist Church. He loved God and loved serving. Be assured of my prayers for the family and friends.