R. Richard Russell
January 6, 1945 - December 22, 2017
R. Richard Russell, 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior December 22, 2017. He was born January 6, 1945 in San Jose, California to Robert and Virginia (Thompson) Russell. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls and went on to be a construction superintendant. He leaves a legacy of not only beautiful buildings he has built, but more important the gratitude of the many young men and women he mentored over his career of 50-plus years. He was a member of Calvary Crossroads Church in Grants Pass and enjoyed his friends and Bible studies there. His family will remember him for his great love of the outdoors and all the special times we spent with him there.
Richard is survived by his wife, Susan Russell; sister, Carol (Russell) Loree; daughter, Jeanie Avalon; stepsons, Craig and Luke Hansen; grandchildren, Brittni and Jerry Allen and Caleb, Moriah, and Abigail; great-grandson, Benaiah; and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sister, K. Joann Russell; and brother-in-law Earl Loree.
The family will hold a private celebration of life at a later date.