James Roscoe Russell

Published 8:37 am Friday, January 29, 2016

James Roscoe Russell, 46, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Monday, January 25, 2016, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. A native of Carter County, he was the son of Opal Miller Russell, Hampton, Tenn., and the late Paul William Russell.
Mr. Russell was employed as a butcher at Potter’s Meat in Watauga. He enjoyed fishing, camping and working on old cars.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Jeffrey Allen Rupard.
Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his mother, Opal Miller Russell, include a daughter, Brittany Russell. and her fiance’ Michael Carpenter. and a son, John Paul Russell, all of Elizabethton; a brother, Rickey Wayne Russell, Elizabethton; and a sister, Paula Russell, of Florida. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
A graveside service to honor the life of Mr. Russell will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, in the Captain Nelson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services at 1 p.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Russell family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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