Clarence Davis Russell III

September 6, 1974July 25, 2020

Clarence Davis Russell III, age 45, of Tyler, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Clarence was born Friday, September 6, 1974.

Clarence graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School, Tyler Junior College and the University of Phoenix. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, video game player and also loved to fish. Clarence married the love of his life, Leslie, on March 6, 2004 in Tyler, TX. He enjoyed working for White Shaver law firm in Tyler, TX and his work family. Clarence was apart of a lifelong friendship, often called the '3 Musketeers' that was made up of Richard Rowe, Perry Boren and himself. He overall loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter, Haleigh. Clarence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife Leslie Sorrels Russell; daughter Haleigh Ruth Russell; sisters Sheila Snelgrove, Alice (Matt) Neihouse, and Janice Russell; father-in-law and mother-in-law Tom (Diane) Sorrels; brother-in-law Daniel (Allison) Sorrels; 4 nieces; 5 nephews; 5 great-nieces; 3 great-nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Clarence is preceded in death by his mother Mary Louise Milam Cannon; father Clarence Davis Russell Jr.; grandmother Annie Milam; grandfather Clarence Davis Russell Sr.; and several aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the O'Malley Ally Cat, 5457 Donnybrook Ave Tyler, TX 75703.

A memorial service for Clarence will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road, Tyler, Texas 75701. Masks are a requirement and social distancing of 6 feet is recommended. Please also participate in wearing your favorite superhero shirt to Clarence's memorial service as a tribute to him.


6 August

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Pollard United Methodist Church

3030 New Copeland Road
Tyler, Texas 75701

Masks are required for the service, and social distancing of 6 feet is recommended. Please come and join in wearing your favorite Super Hero attire, in honor of Mr. Russell.


Clarence Davis Russell III

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Carla Baker

August 3, 2020

I'm so thankful for all the times you came to save us from our computer messes at the office. I'm still going to meet you one day, in heaven. Rest in Peace. :)

Leanne Russell

July 28, 2020

R I P and fly high with your Angel wings cousin bubba love u and you will be missed we all used to go swimming as kids and you would pick me up and throw me in the pool

Gayla Rowe

July 28, 2020

So many memories I could share from over the years. My 2 favorite are the day I met you with those blond tips in your hair 😁 and the day you brought your beautiful love of your life Leslie to meet us. 💖 Two of the best days and best friends of my life. I will always remember your laugh (especially when you were watching cat videos). The way we had to work together to keep our spouses under control (especially while playing Monopoly). 🥴Twenty years of great memories. I will remember them always.


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