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Russ Cassell


1954 - 2014
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Russ Cassell

Greenville

Russ Cassell, 60, loving husband of 35 years to Robbie Cassell, of Greenville, SC, died peacefully at his home Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Born July 21, 1954, he was a son of Helen B. Cassell of Simpsonville, SC and Thomas A. Cassell of Cleveland, SC.

Russ was most proud of his family, faith, and finding his calling in radio broadcasting. An upstate native, Cassell was host of "The Russ Cassell Show," a popular weekday morning talk show on WORD-FM, where he worked for the past 20 years. He recently celebrated 40 years of working in radio, his first gig being as a student at Clemson University's radio station, WSBF. He then went on to work as a disc jockey and radio host at WQOK and WFBC. He became the voice of Clemson's Tiger Tailgate Show, which he hosted from 1981 until 1992. Russ took pride in his community service over several decades. He served as SC Vice President for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America. He donated his time and support to the Ronald McDonald House, the Children's Miracle Network, and the Children's Hospital of the Greenville Health System.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by three daughters, Melissa Johnson (Dave) of Travelers Rest, SC, Kayla Estep (Ross) of Pickens, SC, and Katy Beth Cassell of Silver Spring, MD; two sisters, Cathy Cassell of Simpsonville, SC, and Lynn Cobb of Greenwood, SC; a brother Victor Cassell of Simpsonville, SC; and his pride and joy, granddaughter Grace Lee Johnson and grandson Luke Haddon Estep.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Berea First Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital of the Greenville Health System, 300 East McBee Ave., Suite 503, Greenville, SC 29601, or the .

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee,com.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.



Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 13, 2014
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