Frank Russell Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Francis
Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana on October 12th, 2021 at 84 years of age.
Frank was born on September 11th, 1937 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to parents
Elijah and Monnie (Carpenter) Russell. Frank was the oldest of six children
growing up in Cabin Creek, West Virginia. Frank was an active duty member
of the United States Navy from 1956-1958 and an inactive member from 1959-1962.
After exiting the Navy he did construction work and various automotive work.
He married Lois (Butcher) Russell on October 22nd, 1994 in Boggstown, Indiana
and she preceded him in death. Frank was a member of the American Legion for
several years. Frank loved to enjoy life and live it to the fullest, and had many hobbies
over his 84 years. He loved to write and perform music. He loved playing his guitar
for anyone who would listen. In his younger days Frank enjoyed riding motorcycles
with his friends. Over his life he so much enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.
In his later years he enjoyed watching westerns and listening to classic country music.
Frank is survived by his siblings: 3 sisters, Dorothy (Steven) Cockerham of Shelbyville;
Wanda Woods of Cabin Creek, West Virginia; Jaennette Russell of Hamilton, Ohio; and
brother Glen (Susan) Russell of Cabin Creek, West Virginia. He is also survived by his
children: daughter Tina Harmon of Boggstown; daughter Amy (Larry)McDowell of St. Paul;
daughter Anna (Russell) Moore of Frankfort; son Frank Russell Jr. of Shelbyville; son Sam
(Colleen) Russell of Chesterton; daughter Linda (Junior) Smith of Cloverdale and daughter
Diane Garrett of Fairland. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren,
6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Butcher) Russell; his parents Elijah and Monnie
(Carpenter) Russell; his siblings; sister Carol (Larry) Gaye and brother Kenneth (Linda)
Russell; sons Johnny Russell and Steven Schoolcraft; and grandsons Mikey Smith and
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, October 22, 2021 at Glenn E. George
& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. A military graveside service will follow at
Boggstown Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm
at the funeral home.