On May 25, 2012, God took home one of his beloved sons, James W. ”Jim” Russell. He was born April 22, 1942.
Jim served the Lord at Yocum Creek Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, former song-leader, Sunday School director, teacher and youth leader. He was a graduate of Evarts High School and Eastern Kentucky University.
He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and had retired from the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Recourses.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents James and Verna Lawson Russell; and one brother, David Russell.
Here to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Norma Stevens Russell; two daughters, Elisa Brock and husband, David; and Robin Lyndsay; one son, Scott Russell and wife Michelle. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Jared and Russell Lyndsay, Meredith, Makenna and Madalyn Russell and a host of nieces, nephews and his loving sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 28, 2012 from 5 until 7 in the Chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 7 PM in the chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Reverend Gary Craig Sr. and Reverend Larry Parker officiating.
Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11AM at Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, KY with Jared Lyndsay, family, friends and men of the Yocum Creek Baptist Church serving as pallbearers.
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Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.