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Mr. Willie Russ Sr.
August 21, 1919 - November 13, 2012
In Loving Memory of our Beloved
Willie Russ, Sr.
Willie Russ, Sr., son of James and Nancy Russ, was born August 21,1919. A native of Baton Rouge, LA he relocated to Indianapolis, IN with his wife Frances Keller Russ in 1943.
Married to his beloved for 36 years before her passing in 1973, together they raised 3 children of which the oldest son, Willie Russ, Jr., as well as two grandchildren proceeded him in death.
He is survived by his devoted children Charles (Bird) Russ and Nancy Russ Price, 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, devoted friend Leslie Hayes and a host of devoted family and friends.
Throughout his career he worked as a butcher for Hene Meat Company until he retired in 1981. He has been a member of the Eastern Star Church family since July 1967.
A resident of the Near Northwest Neighborhood for more than 55 years, Mr. Russ was a friend and neighbor to all and was affectionately known as "Pops" or "Grandfather" to many.
He will be missed by many.
Deal only with the present
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 AM at Eastern Star Church (5750 E. 30th St.) with calling starting at the church at 9:30 AM. Calling hours will be Monday, November 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Crown Hill Funeral Home in the Remembrance Hall. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation: Crown Hill Funeral Home
Service: Eastern Star Church