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23 July 2013 @ 11:24 am

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.

ADJ C. R. Russell was born on May 9, 1928 in East Prairie, MO., he was the son of the late Charles Harrison and Edith Mabel Phipps Russell. He subsequently attended High School in East Prairie, MO, receiving his diploma in 1945.

Entering the Navy in July, 1945, as a Seaman Recruit, ADJC Russell served with the occupation forces in Japan until 1946, when he left active service. Returning to active duty in 1948 he again was stationed in Japan and Guam until June, 1950.

Following a period of civilian life from 1950 to 1956, ADJC Russell reported to VR-2 at NAS Alameda, CA, beginning his association with the aviation community. Changing his rating to Airman, ADJC Russell began the long road of advancement to his present rate. He served with Fleet Air Support Squadron Eight, Attack Squadrons One Ninety Two, One Twenty Five, and Twenty Two, and NAS Patuxent River, MD. He reported to Attack Squadron Seventy Five in August, 1970 and has served as Night Maintenance Control Chief, and Carrier Air Wing Maintenance Control Chief.

ADJC Russell married the Former Frances Mae Freeland of Charleston, MO on September 2, 1950 and who passed away on December 22, 1995. ADJC Russell is survived by his wife Mary Lue Davenport whom he married on May 27, 1999. He is survived by his children; William Richard (Rick)Russell of Glendale, AZ., Charles (Rocky) Dean Russell (Becky) of Lexington Park, MD., Sheila Marie Miller (Gye) of Baltimore, MD., Christi Brewer, of Beckley, West Virginia, 8 grandchildren; Michael Russell of Glendale, AZ., Mark Russell of Cheyenne WY, Tabbetha Russell of California, MD., Sandra Scott of Lusby, MD., Michael George of Lexington Park, MD., Nicole George of Scotland, MD., Ricky Woodburn of California, MD., Kenny Woodburn of Ridge, MD. Mr. Russell is preceded in death by great grandson Hunter Scott, daughter-in-laws; Ann and Kathy Russell. Mr. Russell retired from the United States Navy in 1973, and worked for Dyncorp, and Wildwood Builders. He enjoyed guns, gunsmithing, gun collecting, dogs, collecting things, and his grand kids.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Doug Hayes. Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made to Hunters Heroes 317 Pinto Lane Lusby, MD 20657.

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Geigerstarrgirlgeiger on July 23rd, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
I barely know you and I didn't know your stepdad. But I wish I had Friday off to be there, to give you a hug, and pay respects to a good man. If you stay in town and need anything, anything at all, please text or call me. I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family. I'll keep everyone in my prayers.
Geiger 301-752-1666 Be well, bebe.
Chrissyiwantasoda on July 23rd, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you <3 mom and I are holding up okay at the moment. We have our teary moments but we're making it!
princess linnaea: Lana Del Rey: Noirtakatsukishiori on July 23rd, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
/hugs hugs hugs
Raeravendor on July 23rd, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry. He seemed like an amazing man. *hugs*