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Roy Charles Russell

Marion, Va.

Roy Charles Russell, age 75, passed away very peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born March 20, 1942 in Smyth County Va. to the late Curtis Webster Russell and Lockie Belle Callahan Russell. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Roy honorably served his country in the United States Navy, and Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to retirement from the military, he had received the Bronze Star, among other awards and medals, for his heroic service and achievement during combat. Roy was known for his love of fishing and eating doughnuts, but above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He had never met a stranger!

Roy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Russell; son, Greg (Millie); daughters, Angie, Sandy, and Cindy; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred (Nancy), John (Janet), Buster (Sherri), Joe (Martha), Ray, Buzzy, and Sam; and sister, Sadie (Ronnie).

Per the family’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held later at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va., where military rights will be conducted. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Russell family. 

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hey grandaddy, I miss you. It's may 5th and I'll be graduating in 15 days. I'll be taking prom pictures soon even tho I didn't go to prom, it would be okay for just pictures. I hope you can see me when I do. I love you grandaddy and I miss you so much

Cariss Rusell May 5 2022 12:41 AM

Hey grandaddy, its been a while since i last talked to you.. heh. I'm 18 years old now.. im graduating next month just liked I promised. I hope your proud of me. I miss you so much. I love you grandaddy

Cariss Endicott Apr 5 2022 9:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Russell

Cariss Endicott Apr 5 2022 8:02 PM

Cindy Russell Dec 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Russell

Cindy Russell Dec 2 2021 12:00 AM

hey dad theres so much i would love to sit and talk to you about . i miss you so much its still so hard seeing your empty chair but like we promised we are taking care of mom and each other . love you dad

sandy Dec 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Russell

sandy Dec 14 2019 12:00 AM

Hey grandaddy. i started highschool. it aint that bad just really new to me but ill get used to it shortly. i miss you grandad. i love you. hope your still resting well with those other angels up there. i better get back to my work. i love you grandaddy an talk to ya soon. <3

Cariss Endicott Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

Hey grandaddy i miss you very much and I can't stop thinking about u. I know I'm only 15 and I have a long life to live with but I can't take it no longer bc I miss you very much. And to be honest I can't take this stress anymore and everything. But I think is I keep writing to u on here I will be happy to u ik I'm not going to be ok.. I love you grandaddy and I'll see u when my life ends which will be years.

Cariss Endicott Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

hey grandad, its April 4, 2019. Its also going to be easter soon. Im having some good days in school, but mostly bad ones. I miss you so much grandaddy. I wish you was here but your in a better place now. I love you grandaddy and im glad you dont have to go through the suffering that you went through and you dont need to go through it again. i know i did stuff again that i cant stop but its just hard not having you here beside me. but i know your in my heart. I love you granndaddy and i promise to see you soon in heaven soon.

Cariss Endicott Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

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