Richard Dennis Russell

Born on August 31, 1931

Departed on July 29, 2015 and resided in Joelton, TN

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Richard Dennis Russell – Age 83, entered into heaven July 29, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Leland and Myrtle E. Russell.
Survived by wife, Ruth Eppes; daughter, Carol (James) Sappington; son, Richard W. (Vicki) Russell; siblings, Beverly (James) Stubblefield, Raymond Russell, Joyce (James) Dewire; grandchildren, Shelley Gardezi, Richard W. Russell, Jr., Mark E. VonDohlen, five great grandchildren; step children, and step grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 10:00am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturday at 9:00am until service time at 10:00am at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com (615) 352-9400.

10 Comments to Richard Dennis Russell

  1. Anna Lopez
    July 30, 2015 5:50 pm

    Our prayers to you!

  2. Jeanie (Jones) Dixon
    July 30, 2015 9:07 pm

    My heart breaks for all of Richard’s Family. God Bless and Comfort you all during this sad time. Richard was a great man with a kind heart. I spent a lot of my childhood at his and Frances’s house with Carol and Richie. He was like a second Dad. He was my Daddy’s (Buck Jones) Best Friend before I was born. He and Daddy were great fishing buddies. He came and stayed a lot when my Daddy was in hospice and I will never forget his kindness toward him and my family. My Daddy now has his Favorite Fishing Buddy with him in Heaven.
    Ruth please know I am thinking of you as I know you are hurting so much.
    Love to you all, Jeanie

  3. Lyn Russell-Youngquist
    July 31, 2015 2:34 pm

    So kind, generous and loving, Gosh, you will be missed, but so many are waiting to welcome you…Lyn, Bill, Kristin, Billy & Courtney & Liam Youngquist

  4. Ann Burrum
    July 31, 2015 5:40 pm

    John and I enjoyed many good times with Richard and his family, short trips, swimming, dances and much more. He came to see me about this time last year. Maybe he knew then. He was well liked and loved. My sympathy goes out to his family and many friends.. God Bless and know that I am thinking of you…..Ann Burrum

  5. belinda
    July 31, 2015 8:26 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. To shelley I send my love. Im lifting your entire family up in my prayers.

  6. Elaine
    July 31, 2015 9:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to Richard’s family. My heart goes out to you over your loss. May your hearts find comfort in the precious memories you’ve shared and may God’s Word help to bring you comfort. ‘Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness.’ (Isaiah 41:10). God promises that one day He will do away with sickness, pain, sorrow and even the enemy death because He loves us. 1 Corinthians 15:26; Revelation 21:3,4; Isaiah 33:24; John 5:25,26; John 3:16. As we keep praying for that day to come (Matthew 6:9,10), may God grant you peace that is beyond all understanding. Philippians 4:7. Heartfelt prayers are with you.

  7. Nancy & Connie Tomey
    July 31, 2015 9:43 pm

    Our deepest sympathy Goes out to Beverly Stubblefield the lost of her brother Richard Russell. Nancy & Connie Tomey

  8. Betty Broz
    July 31, 2015 10:43 pm

    Beverly & Family–so sorry for the loss of Richard, but we know that our loss is heaven’s gain. He was such a gentle and kind person and I know he will be missed. You all are in our prayers. Love to all, you are very dear. Betty

  9. Evelyn Marcrum Lucas
    August 1, 2015 4:26 pm

    I am Evelyn, the eldest daughter of Richard and Eva Marcrum. I can not begin to tell you the number of times I have heard my Dad tell of the adventures of his great friend “Dickie”. Along with “Buck” Jones, Buster Wolfe, Charles Shively, and of course my Dad. They were the most entertaining tales ever. I still remember from long ago visiting the home of Dickie and Frances. I remember the gatherings and parties our families shared and all the fun times. And I most of all remember the amazingly blue eyes of Dickie and how kind and sweet he always was with everyone. I have seen him a couple of times in recent years and I was always thankful that my Dad had such a wonderful friend. A friend who was almost like a brother to him.

    I am so very sorry for his entire family as I know it is a great loss. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knows him. He seemed to always bring such joy, happiness and friendship everywhere he went. My deepest sympathy to those who loved him.

  10. Danielle Leake
    August 3, 2015 12:46 pm

    We are sorry for your loss!

    After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; after the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace.
    – Helen Steiner Rice

    Internal Audit Staff
    TN Department of Children’s Services

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