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William Larry Russ

Norwood, North Carolina

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William "Larry" Russ, 76 years of age, of Norwood, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Forrest Oaks Healthcare Center in Albemarle.

Mr. Russ was born December 19, 1940 in Cabarrus County to the late William Burdette Russ, Jr. and the late Mildred Virginia Miller.

He retired at age 59 and enjoyed his life of fishing, remodeling his two lake houses, and being with nature.

A Memorial service will be on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, Concord at 1:00 p.m. with visitation to follow. Inurnment will follow at West Concord Cemetery in Concord, NC.

Survivors include wife of 54 years, Doris Jane Russ of Norwood, NC; three sisters, Carolyn Smith and husband, Thurman, Joyce Measimer and husband, Stacy, Anne Measimer and husband Rick; two brothers, Darrell Russ and wife, Wanda and Johnny Russ; several nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces; and his loving dog, Abby.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Russ family.

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Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

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Doris, I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I have thought of you often Doris since we worked together at Western Electric.

All my prayers go out to you and your family. Larry will always be remembered, I thought so much of him.
We will always cherish the times we spent with you and Larry at your lake home.

Larry was the oldest of the Russ "cousins." He was always kind and caring. We all looked up to him. He, like his mother, was funny and enjoyed a good laugh. He was always positive, with a good attitude. I will forever remember our childhood days of the cousins getting together for a good softball game in the neighborhood or other kids games -- especially "Red-Rover." When it was time to "send Larry over," we broke the line because he was the strongest and...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I graduated with Larry, Class of '59, Harrisburg High

Peace be with you.