Robert Russell, 78, of Winslow, IN died Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 7:15 p.m. at his home. His loving wife and caregiver, Patricia, his children and grandchildren were at his side.
Robert attended Winslow High School with the Class of 1946. He worked at Ditney Hill Coal Mine for 17 years and at Alcoa for 24 years. He was a member of Muren Church of God. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was married to Patricia Hill Murray. He was born July 26, 1928 in Pike County, IN.
He was the son of the late Arla Russell and Lillian (Fritz) Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Russell of Winslow; a stepdaughter, Marsha Murray of Oakland City; two sons, Robert A. (Tony) Russell of Winslow and Mark Russell of Sullivan, IN, formerly of Winslow; a stepson, Lt. Col. Michael D. Murray of Evansville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and five stepgreat grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth (Boxer) Russell and a sister, Leona Woolsey.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Curtis Funeral Home with Rev Frank McCandless and Rev. Brad Zoladz officiating. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery, Winslow, IN with military graveside services. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Muren Church of God Building Fund.