Jack Clifton Russell

July 02, 1932 - July 20, 2013

Jack Clifton Russell

July 02, 1932 - July 20, 2013


Jack Clifton Russell, passed away on July 20, 2013, after a lengthy illness of Lewy Body Dementia. Jack was born in Crooksville, Ohio on July 2, 1932 to Frank and Rachel Russell. He is preceded in death by his youngest sister Jenny Lynn Russell.

Jack married his high school sweetheart, Joan (Brown) Russell on July 11, 1953 in Crooksville. They had two children, Mark and Anita, while living in Crooksville.

Jack and Joan moved with their children to Bellingham, WA in 1966. Jack was the Director of Industrial Relations at the Columbia Cement Plant on Marine Drive and the Zanesville, Ohio cement plant for 20 years.

In 1985 Jack, his wife and daughter moved to Texas where he worked as the Division Industrial Relations Director for three cement plants before retiring in 1989 and moving back to Bellingham.

Jack was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses on July 11, 1970. Jack delighted in reading the Bible and learning about God. He also enjoyed sharing in the ministry talking to people about the good news of Gods Kingdom.

Jack is survived by his wife Joan, his son Mark Russell and wife Laurie. His daughter Anita Hamilton and husband Vince. His two beloved grandchildren Shannon and Jordan Russell and his sister Synda Frame.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Avamere Bellingham Healthcare, Highgate Senior Living and Whatcom Hospice Foundation for their kindness and loving care.

Farewell Tribute Information

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 6:30pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses located at 1525 Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA.

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3 responses to Jack Clifton Russell

  1. I will always have a special place in my heart for Jack- he gave me my first real job! But he also gave me good advice that I still use to this day. He was a good example of a loving father and husband and we look forward to seeing him again real soon. I would like to go fishing with him some day! We will be thinking of you guys and remembering you in our prayers.

  2. Pam Brown says:

    I was sorry to hear of uncle Jacks passing,but glad to know it was the end of his suffering. The first memory that comes to mind, is when we were all up at Rose Farm, such an amazing place to have as a kid..

  3. Its always a sad, sad feeling when you lose a loved one to the enemy death! How happy we are though to have the resurrection hope! Jack was our friend, and as one dictionary says a friend is a person you love and are on the same side of an issue! Our love and prayers are with you! Leonard & Gayla

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