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Joe Russell, Sr.

November 9, 1935 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Joe Russell, Sr. Obituary

     Willie Joe Russell, Sr., age 87 of Pall Mall, TN passed away Monday, October 2, 2023 at Pickett Care and Rehab.

     He was born November 9, 1935 in Pall Mall, TN to Willie Andrew Russell and Dorothy (Tompkins) Russell. He was a member of Travisville Methodist Church and a veteran serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a farmer, a former Pickett County commissioner, former Pickett County Soil Conservation board member and a former Pickett County Farm Bureau Insurance board member.

     Joe was survived by his wife: Arlene (Campbell) Russell; (2) sons: Joey Russell and wife: Samantha, Jim Russell and wife: Lee; (7) grandchildren: Haley Russell, Hannah Russell-Johns (Gray), Ryan Russell (Danielle), Katie Russell, Kara Dunn (Andrew), Jordan Burch (Chasity) and Michael Burch (Whitney); (7) great-grandchildren: Beau and Tipp Dunn, Waylon, Gabe, Callie, Addie and Ella Burch. Also survived by other family members and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents: Willie and Dorothy Russell; (2) sisters: Orpha Koger and Odean Stanford; (1) brother: Noble Russell.

     Funeral services were held Friday, October 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM from Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating. The burial was in Chanute-Campbell Cemetery.

     Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Dunn, Michael Burch, Jordan Burch, Jeff Paris, Ryan Russell and Gray Johns. 


     The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Chapel.

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October 5, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Chapel
202 West Main St
Byrdstown, TN 38549

Funeral Service
October 6, 2023

10:00 AM
Brown Funeral Chapel
202 West Main St
Byrdstown, TN 38549


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