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Charles Arthur Russell
Date of Death or Service Nov 20, 2016
Charles Arthur Russell
     Private Services for the family of Charles Arthur Russell, age 94 of Dickson, will be held at a later date. His wishes were to be cremated. Mr. Russell died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at NHC, Dickson.
     Born in Bennington, Vermont Mr. Russell was the son of the late Cordelia Durand Russell and the late Charles Arthur Russell, Sr. He began his military career with service in the U. S. Navy, during which time he worked closely with the U. S. Marine Corps. He later joined the U. S. Air Force and was a frontline medic during WWII. While in the USAF he also served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and in Korea during the Korean war. He retired as SMSGT (E-8) while stationed in California. He began his civilian career working for the Department of Corrections for the State of California. In 1971, he moved with his family to Tennessee and continued to work for the Department of Corrections, State of Tennessee until his retirement. Then he enjoyed many years of home life with his family, gardening, woodworking, antiquing, fishing and general “piddling.” His wife, Betty Rose Lutz Russell preceded him in death in 2005.

     Survivors include a son, Steve Russell, Madison, TN; three daughters, Susan Strickland (David), Mary Street (Brad), and Elizabeth McCormick (Shane), all of Dickson; one sister, Beatrice Chant, Arizona; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Taylor Funeral Home assisted the family with his arrangements. 615/446-2808. TaylorSince1909.com.


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