Russell B. Dorsey died peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Memorials: May be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
for funding of cancer treatment for children. Russ was born in Greenport, N.Y., to Iva and Russ Dorsey. A musician his entire life, Russ took up drums at an early age and especially loved Big Band music. In 1975, Russ married Nancy Hakans and moved to North Texas five years later. Russ' passion for music was rivaled only by his love for baseball. Survivors: His wife of 40 years; brother, Dan; sister, Robin; son, Dan and his wife, Katherine; daughter, Eileen; son, Steven and his wife, Crystal; daughter, Laura and her husband, Chad; and granddaughters, Katie, Kristin, Nicole, Evelyn, Emily and Cadence.
Published by Star-Telegram on Jul. 23, 2015.