William R. Russell

October 23, 1929 ‒ January 30, 2008

Sunbury, Ohio

William R. Russell, age 78, of Sunbury died Wednesday morning January 30, 2008 at Country View Nursing Center in Sunbury.

He was born on October 23, 1929 in Columbus to the late Elza Ellsworth and Bessie Alice (Grimm) Russell. Member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Columbus and he was a WWII Army Veteran.

William was a private, good hearted person who was very serious but had his fun loving side which was especially shown by his love for his grandchildren. He loved his church and reading the bible along with playing the organ, leather working, hunting, gardening and working. He was an excellent provider and his family always had what ever they needed.

Survived by Sons: Brent Russell of Fredericktown, Dane Russell of Delaware, Daughters: Brenda (Mike) Krivatch of Glenford, Mary (Brad) Kriesch of Delaware, 14 Grandchildren, 5 Great-grandchildren; sisters: Elsie of Columbus, Marjorie Lunsford of Reynoldsburg, Margaret (Al) Holloway of Columbus.

Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years: Grace E. (Chapman) Russell on November 19, 2006, brother: Robert Russell and sister: Mary Brenner

Friends may call Sunday 2-5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. Services will be Monday 11 a.m. at the Millcreek Baptist Church, 59 N. 4th, Ostrander with Pastor Pat Bruce officiating. Interment will follow in Kingwood Memorial Park with military graveside services by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial contributions can be made to Odyssey Hospice, 540 Officecenter Place , Suite 100, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 or Millcreek Baptist Church, PO Box 88, Ostrander, Ohio 43061.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.