James R. Russell, age 78, of Lyons, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, April 12, 2019. Jim was born January 13, 1941 in Lyons, Ohio to the late Robert and Flossie (Schwen) Russell.
He married Betty Smith on March 26, 1962 and she survives. Jim was a truck driver for many years with Buckenmeyer Farms and Trucking Company. He was a member of the Eagles, Moose Lodge, VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include, his wife, Betty Russell of Lyons, Ohio. Children, James R. Russell, Jr., Linda S. Russell (Justin) Tomlinson, and Larry L. Russell. Grandchildren, Terry Turner, Steven Turner, Gregory Turner, Gracent Land, Latonia Emmons. Great-grandchildren, Rebecca J. Turner, Rylie R. Turner, Tatum J. Turner, Mercedez Emmons, Erin Emmons, Tony Duke, Jr., Sara Russell. Sister, Carol Stidham. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Cheryl Russell, grand-daughter, Rebecca Turner, brother, Raymond Patterson, sisters, Beverly Barden, Delite Gillen, Joyce Blair.
Celebration of Jim’s life will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. in K’s Restaurant, 117 N. Adrian Street, Lyons, Ohio 43533.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty for a charity of family preference to be decided later. Online condolences may be made at www.grisierfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio.