Born Friday, June 2, 1944
Died Saturday, November 14, 2020
James Edgar Russell Jr., 76, of Kingston, OK was born June 2, 1944 in
Wayne, OK to James Edgar Sr. and Pearl (Neasbitt) Russell, and
peacefully passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Fort Gibson,
James received his formal education and graduated from Wayne High
School in Wayne, OK. He then enlisted in the United States Navy on
February 3, 1966, where he served his country as a Corpsman, and
received an honorable discharge on February 2, 1968.
He later met and married the love of his life Judith Ann Villines on
February 15, 1974 in Oklahoma City, OK, where they shared 46 years of
precious memories together. They lived in the Oklahoma City area for
In 1991, James started his career with the U.S. Marshall Service flying
Boeing 727, 737, MD80 and Sabre Liner Beech HS 125 and retired as a
Captain in 2013.
James and Judith moved to Lake Texoma after retiring. He enjoyed
fishing, sitting on the porch looking at the beautiful view, visiting with
his brother Ken, tinkering in his shop and watching the birds fly by. His
passions included flying different aircraft and boats as well as fishing
with his grandkids.
James is lovingly survived by his wife, Judith of the home; son, Jason
Robert Russell and wife Keri June of Weatherford, TX; daughter,
Tiffani Ann Perry and husband Darren of Fort Gibson, OK;
grandchildren, Elle Ann and Kate June Russell of Weatherford, TX;
Noah Duane and Holli Marie Perry of Fort Gibson, OK; sister, Eddie
Bee Baker of Alex, OK; brother, Kenneth Ray Russell and wife Adonna
of Kingston, OK; extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl Russell;
brother, Willie Carl Russell; and his brother in law, Wesley Luther
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions in James E Russell Jr. name to Rosedale Cemetery c/o Brent Boles 14365 Luper St Rosedale, OK 74831.
A graveside service Celebrating the Life of James E. Russell Jr. will be
held 2:00PM Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Rosedale Cemetery in
Rosedale, OK with Dr. Henry Petree officiating.
The family of James Edgar Russell Jr. has entrusted his care, service and
burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK.
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