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Jerry F. Russell

July 18, 1940 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 77)

Jerry F. Russell, age 77, of Linton, passed away peacefully at 3:12 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at his Residence. He was born in Linton on July 18, 1940, the son of Kenneth Russell & Alma (Lynch) Russell.

Jerry was a life insurance agent, beginning in 1965, working for over thirty-seven years, and retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance in Linton.  After his retirement he transported patients for Medicab.

Jerry was a member of Grace Gospel Church of Linton.  He enjoyed his televisions and cars.

He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Marilyn (Foster) Russell of Linton, IN,  two daughters, Kelly Russell of Sullivan and Karen (Jon) Willis of Sullivan, three sons, Eric (Amanda) Russell of Bloomington, Kirk (Tammy) Russell of Linton, and Ryan (Nicol) Russell of Phoenix, AZ,  his grandchildren, Amber (HR) Hunt, Ashley (Josh) Patterson, Jacob Willis, Zachary (Madeline) Willis, Logan Usrey, Samantha Russell, Travis Russell, Kassandra Russell, and Makena Russell, and great-grandchildren, Peyton, Parker, Grace, and Hugh Curtis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Norma Brown, two brothers, Phil and Don Russell, and a grandchild, Nainoa Russell.

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 11:00 am on Monday, February 26, 2018. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Lyons.

Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home - Linton on Sunday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Gospel Church through the funeral home.

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