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John E. Russell

February 23, 1940 — April 2, 2024

Bolivar, TN

Chapel services will be Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 11:00 am at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar.   Visitation is 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the ceremony in Reaves Cemetery, 110 Reaves Church Lane, Middleton, TN 38052.

John Edmond Russell, 84 left for his heavenly home on April 2, 2024, in Collierville, TN. after a brief stay at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House.

John was born on February 23, 1940, the fifth child of Marlett C. Russell and Nettie Lee (Jones) Russell in Middleton, TN.

After graduation at Middleton High School, he moved to Memphis, TN. to pursue training for his lifelong career as an electrician. His jobs offered him the opportunity to live briefly in Bermuda and Panama.  

March 17, 1961, John married Beverly Faye Harrell in Bolivar, TN. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather.

Until his retirement to Bolivar TN, John attended and served as a deacon at Elliston Baptist Church in Memphis.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, planting a garden, and archery. He was funny and witty and always willing to tell stories of old, that would leave those listening with laughter and a smile. He was kind and generous and helped anyone in need.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Marlett and Nettie Russell, his wife Beverly Faye Russell, his daughter Micheal Ann Ryan, and a granddaughter Ashley Nicole Ryan, brothers Raymond and Lanoe Russell, sisters Odell Russell and Shirley Marsh.

Those left to cherish his memory, daughters Diana Conner (Keith) and Amy McCall (Sheldon), grandchildren, Amanda Crews, Maribeth Harris, Megan Ryan, Shelby McCall, Danielle Ryan, Johnathan McCall, and Linda Sewell. Five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many family friends.  Memorial contributions in his name may be sent to the Baptist Children's Home or ALS Association (www.als.org/donate).


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 6, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Interment

Saturday, April 6, 2024

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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