Jeffrey Lee Russell was born in October 1959 passed away June 2019.
It is with heartfelt sorrow and truly found sadness that we announce the passing of our son, husband, brother, and friend on June 23, 2019. To know Jeff was to love Jeff, but that's too easy to say I want to tell you about Jeff Russell. Jeff loved all things, but the things he loved most were honesty, integrity, loyalty, fairness (actually competitiveness), disc golf, his family and God.
Jeff married young and he and his wife Lindy had three children together. And at times they tried them dearly, Jeff would not stop loving and not stop seeing the lessons that were being taught.....he was just that way. Jeff was active in athletics all his life and was pretty good at them, any game he chose to play, he could master. In 2016 he won the Overall Disc Golf Tournament with no age group and he was very proud of that and he should be. Jeff never wavered or walked away from a job that he either needed or would support his family. In fact, in 1995 he took a job in Missouri where we were living at the time for $6.25 per hour and went to that job for eight steady weeks never complaining about his wage.
In 2012 while working at ASH as a Vocational Instructor, Jeff was diagnosed with Small Cell Neuroendocrine Cancer.....he took it like he took life knowing that on a chosen day he would meet with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In fact, he credited the cancer for him returning to the love of God and faith. And although he never yelled, he never cried, he never even complained about this disease — it slowly and definitely took its toll on his body. The family attained all the necessary hospice equipment needed, but when he looked me in the eye and said, “I’m ready," it was only then that I knew that the fight had ended.
Jeff is lovingly survived by his wife, Lindy, son, Jared and Carrissa, daughter, Janna and Brad Stone and daughter, Jamie and Dylan he also leaves his parents whom he adored, Phil and Dorothy Russell, brother, Jerry and wife, Tuk, sister, Lisa and husband, Brian Yarolem along with multiple nieces and nephews and five grandkids plus three cats.
Services will be held on July 23 at Pine Mountain Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Rest in peace Jeff until we meet again.