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Mr. Gene Russell, age 88 of Lewisburg, TN, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Columbia, TN.
He was a native of Marshall County, TN and a son of the late William James and Catherine Vaughn Russell. Gene was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver from Mason Dixon Truck Line, and later retired from Metro Nashville Codes Dept. He served in the United States Army during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Russell in 2000, and his grandson, Jessie Russell in 2011.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Nell Russell of Lewisburg, TN; 2 sons, Gary Russell of Sarasota, FL and Rick Russell of Nolensville, TN; a stepson, Hal Dixon of Franklin, TN; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, July 18, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlie Worrell and Rev. Luke Bowling officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, TN.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, Wounded Warrior Project, or the
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Chapel Hill, TN in charge of arrangements, (931) 364-2233; www.lawrencefuneral.net.
Lawrence Funeral Home
203 South Horton Pkwy
Chapel Hill, TN 37034
Published in The Tennessean on July 18, 2014