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Russell (Russ) GIVENS Obituary

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GIVENS, Russell "Russ" age 58, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away August 8, 2014 at OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, while waiting for an organ transplant. He was born October 22, 1955 in Cincinnati and lived in Ohio all his life. Russ enjoyed flying and was building an experimental airplane. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Grace (Gilbert) Givens; and a sister, Penny Venters. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Bowling) Givens; one daughter, Tina Wallen and husband Daniel; one grandson, Nathaniel Warmoth; two brothers, John Givens and Don Caldwell; and he was a father to many including Adam (April) Neeley, and their children, Damon, Alex, Madison and Emily; Geno Neeley, and his children, Dylan and Salina; Donna (Woodie) Cope and their children, Daniel, Jacob, Laci and John John; and Tracy McDaniel and son Toby; and close family friends, Bill and Gail Keith. A Celebration of Life Gathering will start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Hook Field in Middletown. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio Promoting Organ and Tissue Donations, 770 Kinnear Rd. Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.herr-riggs.com

Published in Journal-News on Aug. 13, 2014
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