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Billy Russell was born June 16, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee to Zera Russell. He left this world March 18, 2019 in Dallas Texas. He was married to Rachel Sanders May 20, 1959 in Dallas Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Zera Russell; two brothers, Creed Russell and William Russell and one great granddaughter.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his dear wife Rachel Russell of Balch Springs, Texas; beautiful daughter, Regina Phillips and husband Randy of Shreveport, Louisiana; two devoted sons, Billy Russell Jr. and wife Mary of Mabank, Texas, and Evan Russell of Balch Springs, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He loved his family. He retired from Gardner Denver and Rockwell International. He served 4 years in the Marines 1956-1960. He loved music. He played the guitar and banjo. He liked to fish and the outdoors, football and wrestling.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Laurel Oaks Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.