A graveside funeral service for Dale Russell, 90, of Early, formerly of Proctor, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Proctor Cemetery, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the funeral home.
He passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Early.
He was born in Seagraves on Oct. 10, 1927 to William Henry and Aileen (Thorton) Russell. He married Lila Maye “Bibsy” Russell on Dec. 26, 1945.
Survivors include his children, Kenneth Lynn Russell of Henderson, Gene Russell and wife Shawn of Early, David Wayne Russell of Henderson and Randy Russell and wife Kelli of Cabot, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Becky, Jamey, Steven, Ryan, Jamison, Sarah, Casandra, Brandon and Mark; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Russell of Fort Worth; three sisters, Maxine Heim of Arizona, Gerry Ann Beller of Colorado and Marie Russell of Weinert; a step-brother, Danny Russell of Amarillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bibsy Russell; an infant daughter, Kathy Ann Russell; a son, Michael Dale Russell; two grandsons, Michael and Kyle Russell; a brother, Hugh Russell; and a dear friend, Doris Mae Ross.