Russell Lee Whorton Figgins
1989 - 2021
Maddox Funeral Home
105 West Main Street
Front Royal, VA

Russell Lee Whorton Figgins, of Front Royal, VA passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD following a five-week battle with Covid. Russ died on his 32nd birthday.

Russell was born on Oct. 19, 1989, in Charlottesville, Virginia, son of Russell L. Figgins and Beverly K. Figgins of Front Royal.

He was a graduate of Skyline High School Class of 2007.

Russ will be long remembered for his happy-go-lucky attitude, his love of dogs, his voracious appetite for reading, his respectful demeanor to everyone he met and his love of family.

In addition to his parents, Russell L. Figgins and Beverly K. Figgins, Russ is survived by a sister, Jessica Figgins, of Front Royal and a maternal grandmother, Sandra L. Whorton, of Flint Hill. He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather, Thurman F. Whorton and his paternal grandparents, Abner and Berniece Figgins.

Russell is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, whom he loved very much. He was especially close to his aunt, "Ant" Donna Grimsley, of Limeton. His family will cherish the warm memories of time spent together and adventures shared.

Russell is also survived by close friends Pat Cooper and William "Plug" Matthews, whom he considered as family.

Russell had not been vaccinated when he contracted Covid and he regretted that decision. He told his mother, "Mom, I wish I'd listened to you and gotten the shot." Sadly, they were the last words he ever spoke to her.

The doctors, nurses and staff at Johns Hopkins took excellent care of Russell and supported the family with daily updates on his condition. They also implored us to "beg everyone you know" to get the Covid vaccination. While vaccinated people can contract the virus, nearly all Covid deaths are occurring in the unvaccinated.

Due to the high rate of Covid in the community, there will be no service. Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Published by Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 23, 2021.
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Russell and I worked together for years. We became friends very quickly. Russ would do anything for everybody. I was on salary and then we changed where everyone had to clock out. So I would forget to clock out and come back Russ would laugh. So everyday when I was leaving he would look at me and say Did you clock out ? Of course I didn't I would say thank you Russ. I never forget all the McDoubles with Mac sauce. My friend Russ you're going to be missed Fly High
Plug Matthews
October 26, 2021
So sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for Russ´s family and friends during this time.
Kim Wright
October 25, 2021
I did not know Russell, but I wanted to offer my sincere condolences. Our daughter Katy who died in 2018, was the same age as Russell and I know how painful it is to lose a child. Russell's obituary was so lovingly written. Thank you for sharing what Russell said about being vaccinated and the heart wrenching words to his mother. I cried for his mother when I read that. But thank you for sharing what Russell wanted to say. It was a good thing to do to share his words as well as the message the UVA medical team wanted you to share. Prayers for all the family.
Kathy Kehoe
October 25, 2021
Dear Beverly and Russell I am so sorry for your loss of your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .
Angela King
October 23, 2021
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