William Raymond “Moe” Russell, 84, of Stinnett, TX. received his wings on September 1, 2013.
Moe was born to Jess and Jessie Russell on June 11, 1929 in Covington, Tenn. He was the 7th of 8 children and the last living of Jess and Jessie Russell.
Moe married Debra on July 15, 1970 in Texhoma, Oklahoma .and became a loving father to her 2 sons Kelly and Delwin. They later had a son Gaylen. He has 2 children from a previous marriage Mary and David.
Moe and Debra shared an undying love. They were best friends, lovers and the light in each other’s eyes. Their bond was strong that after 40 years of marriage they renewed their vows to each other and planned to spend another 40 years together.
Moe was dearly loved by his family and many friends. He was known for being ornery, charming and humorous but was best known for his brilliant blue eyes. He loved gardening and nurturing his rose bushes. Fond memories of his nieces were the many makeup parties where Uncle Moe allowed them to apply makeup, paint his fingernails and curl his hair.
Family and friends were always welcome as the door to the Russell home was never closed.
Moe was proceeded in death by his parents; 5 brothers: James, John, Howard, Frank, and Fred; sister: Mary.
Survivors include his wife Debra of 43 years ; 4 sons: Kelly and wife Jesse of Covington, Oklahoma, Delwin and wife Sharma of Clinton, Oklahoma, Gaylen and companion Jessica of Clinton, Oklahoma and David of Arkansas; daughter Mary of Arkansas; 5 grandchildren : Odessa, Tori, KC, Raven and Jake; great granddaughter Oakland.
Memorial services will be Thursday September 5,2013 at Victory Baptist Church in Stinnett, TX at 2:00 PM with Pastor Mike Kelly officiating.