Obituary for John T. Russell, Jr.

John Thomas “J.T.” Russell, Jr., 80, of Berryville, Virginia, died Thursday, January 13, 2011 in the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Russell was born December 13, 1930 in Clarke County, Virginia, the son of John Thomas Russell, Sr. and Anna Lacey Wynkoop Russell.

He was retired from the U. S. Government.

He had served in the U. S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Berryville Moose Lodge Charter Member and the Winchester American Legion.

He married Annabelle Lanham Russell on February 14, 1958 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Kimberly Lynn Dodson of Winchester, VA and Carolyn Thompson of Frederick County, VA; a son, Steve Denney of Brunswick County, NC; a brother, George H. Russell of Boyce, VA; a sister, Peggy Hatfield of Middleburg, VA; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A brother, Donald T. Russell and two sisters, Ann Ellis and Dorothy Snyder preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Rev. Thomas H. Keithley officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers will be Jon Thompson, Chad Thompson, Josh Thompson, Jeff Denney, Justin Polhamus, Barie Polhamus and Bill Baldwin.

Military honors will be provided by the Clarke County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 P. M. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John H. Enders Fire & Rescue Co., 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, VA 22611.

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