Cecil Russell Jr.

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Cecil Brinton Jr.

Cecil Brinton Russell Jr., 81, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, November 16, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 12, 1932, in Norristown, PA, to the late Cecil and Ethel (Smiley) Russell.

Cecil served for 10 years in the United States military with both the Army and Air Force. He was a retired Ottawa Hills Police Officer and drove school bus for Toledo Public Schools for many years.

Cecil was a life member of the Old News Boys. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic and for his selfless and giving nature. He found his greatest enjoyment in spending time with his family and taking care of their needs.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Glenda (Close) Russell; children, Kristi Russell, Cecilie (Scott) Ricke and Mark (Laurie) Russell; and eight beloved grandchildren, Nichole, Brinton, Nathan and Bailey Ricke, and Christopher, Kyle, Alex and Drew Russell.

Friends are invited to visit on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Avenue (west of Corey Road) where memorial services to honor Cecil's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013. Committal services and military graveside rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences can be expressed at

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Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422
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Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 18, 2013
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