Henderson, TN: Gary Granville Russom age 64, passed away September 1, 2023 at his home after a two year battle with cancer.
He was born on October 29, 1958 in Jackson, TN. He was the son of Arlie Granville Russom and Peggy Ann Talbott Russom.
Gary graduated from Chester County High School. Throughout his lifetime he worked as a residential construction carpenter for many years in the Chester County area. He also worked as a semi-truck driver, most recently with SRI Incorporated in Jackson, TN until his illness allowed him to no longer work. He enjoyed spending time in his shop at home rebuilding lawn mowers, lathe woodworking, mowing his yard and fishing with the children. He had a love of old tractors and spent lots of time researching and learning about them.
He was a member of Old Friendship Baptist Church but had recently attended Luray Baptist Church up until his illness.
He is survived by his parents, Arlie Granville Russom (Evelyn) of Henderson and Peggy Talbott Russom, of Finger; a sister, Julie Owens (Steve) of Lexington; two brothers, Randy Russom (Lisa) of Jackson and David Russom of Pinson, and one niece, Sarah Owens of Lexington.
He is also survived by a long-time partner of 35 years, Joanne Porter Canaday of Henderson and her three children, Monica Garton (Ray) of Olive Hill, Tiffany Jones (Edward) of Finger and Ashley Canaday (Nicole) of Henderson. Gary enjoyed and claimed seven individuals as his bonus grandchildren, Hayden Canaday, Paul Jones, Aubrey Garton, Evan Jones, Will Garton, A.J. Canaday and Katee Kuykendall.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Thursday September 7, 2023, at Shackelford Funeral Directors - Crook Avenue Chapel with burial at Old Friendship Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM service time on Thursday.
Shackelford Funeral Directors