Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 21, 2013

Otis Russell

Otis Russell, 90, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

 Otis was born July 16, 1923 in Johnson County, Texas to Otis Boyd and Nettie Langley Russell. He was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the United States Navy aboard a destroyer.

 He retired from Martin Sprocket & Gear in Arlington in 1985 as plant superintendent, where he had worked for 29 years.

 Otis had been a Mason for 63 years and was a member of South Fort Worth Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

 Otis is survived by his wife of 71 years, Johnnie Russell; sons, Gary Otis Russell and wife, Beverly of Corsicana; Randy Alan Russell and wife, Brenda of Abilene; grandchildren, Kelly Tommack and husband, Danny; Doug Russell and wife, Whitney; Richmond Russell and wife, Carrie; Zackery Russell; Carrie Hensley and husband, Kerry; Justin Little; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday,  Oct. 23, 2013 at Thompson’s Harveson and Cole, prior to the service.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Thompson's Harveson and Cole, 702 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

 Arrangements handled by Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory.

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