Billy Gene Russell of Stuart, FL, and Owosso, MI passed away on May 12th in Stuart at the age of 88. Billy was born in Karns, TN on September 11, 1931. Billy was the son of Jack & Anna Russell. Billy joins his daughter, Velda, in heaven. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lucille Russell, and his daughter & son-in-law Monica & Ed Mahon. Billy had 3 granddaughters: Kelly, Ashley, & Kendall and 5 great-grandchildren.
Billy met & married Lucille in Tennessee, was an army veteran of the Korean war, and moved to Michigan where he owned and operated several small businesses and was a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and treasurer of Grace Bible church. Billy & Lucille split their retirement years between Michigan & Florida, where Billy held a position in the condo HOA and was active in Wednesday Night Dinner at North Stuart Baptist Church.
A funeral will be held for Billy in Stuart, Florida on Thursday, May 14th for immediate family only. A memorial will be held in Owosso, MI, in June TBD.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Grace Bible Church in Owosso, MI.