Earl Edward Russell

1927 - 2010

Earl Edward Russell, age 83, born February 17, 1927, went home to be with the Lord, on March 7, 2010. He was a member of Piney Level Baptist Church and retired from Harrison Construction Company in 1989. He enjoyed the outdoors, Bluegrass Gospel Music, woodworking and helping his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ida Russell; infant daughter, Patricia Russell; granddaughter, Amanda Whitehead Rhea; brothers, Sam and Mayford Russell.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ruby Butler Russell; daughter, Earlene Whitehead; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Ted Owens; grandchildren and spouses, Brandy and Jerry Moss, Russell and Amanda Whitehead, Chris and Melissa Payne; 5 great grandkids who were all Pop’s buddies, Hunter and Jerry Moss, Chandler and Bodie Rhea, Emma Whitehead; brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Evell Russell of Maryville, TN; sister-in-law, Ann Russell of TX.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Green and the staff of ICU and 5 South at Blount Memorial Hospital; David and Ruby Hamilton, Rick and the Physical Therapy Staff at Maryville Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Gregory, Rev. David Wilson and Rev. George Macht officiating. The interment will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Piney Level Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home.

McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville (865)982-6812