Franklin Delano (Frank) Russell

Jun 13 2006

73 year old Franklin Delano (Frank) Russell of McMinnville died Tuesday at his residence of a short illness. He was born in DeKalb County. Russell was also a security guard at A.O. Smith, a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, past member of the Moose Lodge, and he served in the U.S. Army. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lanny Johnson and Harry Green will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. Military grave rites will be administered by V.F.W. Post 5064 and the American Legion Post 173. The Russell family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Frances Adcock Russell; his wife, Louise Scott Russell; a son, Phillip Russell; and a sister, Claudine Young. Survivors include a daughter and her fiancee Pattie Griffith and Jamie Jacobs of McMinnville. Sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Wanda Russell and Brent and Sandy Russell all of Smithville; and Ken and Evelyn Russell of Lexington, Kentucky. A daughter-in-law, Lucy Russell of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Lavonia and Wayne Hatcher of Smyrna. Grandchildren, Amanda Griffith, Erik and Chris Russell, Andy and Mark Prichard, Keith Russell, Tommy Plunkett, Tonya Walls, Elyna Russell, Kristi Russell, and Amy Gosnell. Seven great grandchildren also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Lazarus House Hospice or to the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in lieu of flowers.

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