Gary transitioned from pancreatic cancer at the age of 64. He was the loving and devoted husband of Bonnie Mae Russell for 44 years and father of Billy Joe Russell II. He worked as a firefighter/Engineer/EMT for the Roseville Fire Dept. for 19 years, two years with Barton Security at Hewlett Packard, and 10 years with Sam's Club of Roseville. He also served in the U.S. Navy
with two tours in Viet Nam, and was a member of the Am. Legion. His generosity and caring for family, friends and others in need knew no limits. He touched the lives of so many and he will be deeply missed. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Kristyn; granddaughter, Carina; sister, Jane; brother-in-law, Dave and family.
Services will be held at Unity of Roseville, 911 Washington Blvd., Roseville, Calif., Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. followed by potluck lunch.