Marvin Russell (1938 - 2018)

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Marvin F. Russell
May 10, 1938 ~ September 6, 2018
Marvin Russell, 80, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018 in Hughson, California. He was born in Modesto, California, and raised in Ceres, California. He attended Chatom Elementary School with his twin sister Marlene Russell.
Immediately following his graduation from Turlock High School, he moved to Modesto with his best friend Jack McCoy, where they began a life-long love of racing. He started working at McCoy Tire Company on 9th St., as a serviceman from Modesto to Bakersfield, also selling racing tires at the race tracks on weekends. Together Jack and Marvin opened McCoy Tire Company on McHenry Ave. in Modesto and McCoy Tire in Turlock, later separating the racing division from the domestic tire business. After selling McCoy Tire some years later, Marvin opened Russell Electric and spent 32 years as CEO & President.
Marvin loved life and lived it with passion. He was fortunate to have beautiful, talented, caring, intelligent, fun loving and patient ladies in his life. When Marvin passed, a friend said, "The world already feels changed without Marvin, our crazy fun loving passionate Marvin. We will all miss him, I think this world is a better place because he lived."
Marvin was preceded in death by his Wife, Wanda Russell, Mother, Grace Russell, Father, Harold Russell, Son, Mark Russell. He is survived by Fiancé Cynthia Johns, his adult children, Tena, Brett Russell, Jeanenne Tedore and Mark Puthuff. Grandchildren, Kasie Brown, Austin Russell, Dylan Jiminez, Baylen Russell, Breanna Russell, Alyssa Russell, Mason Puthuff, Marissa Nunez, Ashley and Stephanie and 17-great grandchildren. Serice will be held Friday, September 14th at 10am at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 7820 Fox rd., Hughson, CA 95326.

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Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home
575 N Soderquist Rd
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 632-1018
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Published in the Modesto Bee from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2018