Robert Clay Russell, Sr.

May 8, 1935 ~ January 26, 2022

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Mr. Robert Clay Russell, Sr., 86, died Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Bellevue Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Rasche officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 noon until 1:30 P.M. in West Hall of Waller Funeral Home.

Mr. Russell was born in Pontotoc County, MS to the late Edgar Clay and Lillian Cole Russell. Mr. Russell was a graduate of The University of Mississippi. He retired from the Army where he served as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War. Mr. Russell retired from the University of Mississippi where he worked as Assistant Director of the Physical Plant Department. An avid real estate investor, Mr. Russell looked for land he could work and raise cattle on. He was most at home when he was working his cattle in a grassy pasture. In addition to his parents, Mr. Russell was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jordan Cavnor.

Mr. Russell is survived by two daughters, Kim Rasche and her husband, Dennis of Germantown, TN and Gaye Bukur and her husband, Jim of Oxford, MS; two sons, Sans Russell and his wife, Sibby of Madison, MS and Robert Russell of Olive Branch, MS; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mr. Russell’s memory may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Tim Williams, 1991 Hunter Road, Thaxton, MS 38871.


Sunday, January 30, 2022 12:00PM – 1:30PM

West Hall at Waller Funeral Home
419 Hwy 6 West
Oxford, MS 38655


Sunday, January 30, 2022 2:00PM – 12:00AM

Bellevue Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy 6 West
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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  1. Dear Russell family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The Bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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