Johnny Russell


Johnny M. Russell, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, Daddy and "Pop". The son of the late William Howard and Lenolia Russell, he was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from TVA after 28 years at Widows Creek where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry and Jerry Russell. He is survived by his wife, Grace Gibson Russell, of South Pittsburg; daughters, Nancy Russell, of Atlanta, Ga., Tanya Peterson, of Atlanta, Ga., and Ramona Branham, of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; sons, Jeff Russell, of Decatur, Ala., Randall (Anna) Rorex, of New Hope, Tenn., and Terry Russell, of Woodville, Ala.; grandchildren, Eve Peterson, William McKinney, Hunter Russell and Garrett Russell; brother, Buddy Russell, of Tuscumbia, Ala.; sisters, Barbara (David) Simmons, of Florence, Ala., and Mary Brooks, of Tuscumbia, Ala. Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with the Rev. Sam Whited officiating. Interment will follow at Cumberland View Cemetery in Kimball, TN. The family will receive friends for visitation today, from 5-9 p.m. Central time at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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