Dennis Russell

VINTON — Dennis Ryan Russell, 28, of Vinton, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 22, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., following a massive stroke suffered on Sunday afternoon.

He was born June 21, 1985, at Point Pleasant, W.Va., the son of Dennis Russell, of Chillicothe, and Diane Thacker Russell, of Vinton.

Ryan was a 2004 graduate of Buckeye Hills Vocational School and Jackson High School.

In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by a sister, Brittney Nicole Russell, of Vinton; maternal grandmother Joan Snyder Thacker, of Vinton; nephew Aiden Michael York, of Vinton; two uncles, Vernon "Jake" Shepard, of Wellston, and Tim Davis, of Chillicothe; and aunt Theresa (Dave) Bryant, of Beaver, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Fairview Church of Christ in Christian Union on Alice Road in Vinton, with Pastor Denver McCarty and Pastor Curt Arthur officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery near Vinton.

Friends may call McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Monday, May 26, 2014, between 5-8 p.m.

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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from May 23 to May 24, 2014