Charles H. Russell Jr., born on Dec. 17, 1955, passed away peacefully at Valley Baptist Medical Center, on Dec. 13, 2012, with his family at his side.

Charles proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1980 thru 1988. Loving son, brother, father and grandfather, will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Patsy in 1961, his brother, Richard L. Russell in 1999 and by his father, Charles H. Russell in 2007.

He is survived by his mother, Angelita L. Russell; his children, Claudia (Jamie) Foster of Knoxville, Tenn., Carlos, Jessie (Esmeralda) Russell of Brownsville, and Angie Russell of Austin, Texas; his brother, Jesse Russell of Brownsville; his sisters, Irene Russell of Brownsville, Cecilia R. Bella (Mark S. Nieto) and Lorraine R. (George) Alvarez of Los Fresnos; grandchildren, Aaron and Marley Foster, Luis Eduardo, Erik and Carlos Russell, Jacob Ivan and Jessie-Nicole Russell, and Donovan Landaverde; his caregiver and her children who unselfishly took care of him for the last ten years; Carolina Cepeda, Juan, Carolina and Marylou Corona, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. with a recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church at 2355 E. Tyler St.

Visitation will be continue on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. at Holy Family with a Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Military honors will be provided.

Serving as pallbearers will be, George L. Alvarez, Mark S. Nieto, Rene Lopez, Gus Lopez, Joe Lopez and Gilberto Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be, Jessie Russell, Richard Russell Jr., Jacob Ivan Russell, Nick Bella, Carlos A. Alvarez and Javier D. Alvarez.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Charles H. Russell Jr.'s family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, cemeteries, mausoleums, and crematory, 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78521; (956) 541-5400. Dignity Memorial Provider.

Funeral Home

Funeraria del Angel Buena Vista
125 Mcdavitt Blvd Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 541-5400

Published in Brownsville Herald on Dec. 16, 2012