- 83 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 18, 1928
- Place of birth:
Nebraska, United States
- Date of passing: May 24, 2011
- Place of passing:
Redding, California, United States
|Russell was 83 years old. He is survived by his 4 daughters, 4 son-in-laws, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grand children, and 2 great great grand children. His wife of 59 years, Doris, passed in March of 2014.|
"Hard to believe that Uncle Russ, as well as, his brother, sister and wife (Doris) are no longer with us. So many fond memories. We deeply miss them, but they will "never" be forgotten!"
"Grandpa would have been 87 today! He shares the same birthday as my husband Eric and we spent the day driving to southern Oregon. It's the same route we always took to go see the grandparents and family in Redding. Always brings back lots of memories for me!! Lots of good times spending summers with everyone. Love you grandpa you're very much missed!!"
"His wife Doris passed this last March. Bonnie and Rick were so gracious when they hosted the family b-b-q before her service. It reminded me of when dad would be at the grill and we'd have neighbors or friends over. The crocket game on the lawn, and kids everywhere. I know our family had a great time. Cy and Anna got to see their cousins, and their children got to meet and play with some of their second cousins. Russ would have been smiling to see family playing and enjoying one another! A thanks to Bonnie and Rick for putting it together, along with the lawn games. It was a BIG hit!!"
"Candle lit by Pam Simpson on 25th May 2013
I was grateful to be with him while he passed. He was a good father that put his family first. He loved us all very much. He held the family together and just wanted us to all be one big accepting group of each other. His memories will always be with me. My children have photos of them with him on their walls. He meant a lot to them."
"Candle lit by Virginia Jones on 24th May 2013
It's now been 2 years since Dad has passed and I miss him so very much. Our family has never been the same. Dad was a gentle, loving and caring man who loved his family and animals. He worked very hard for us and always made time for family vacations. I will forever hold his memory very close to my heart. RIP, Dad. I love you and miss you."
"Candle lit by Bonnie Grandstaff on 25th May 2012
It's been a long year without our father. Dad had a way of holding our family together through thick & thin. I feel some what lost without him & miss him so very much. NASCAR weekend in Vegas just wasn't the same without him here. Rick cried as he left for the track, we held each other & tried to comfort each other the best we could."
"Candle lit by Bonnie Grandstaff on 3rd June 2011
Russell was my father. He loved NASCAR, some of my very favorite memories, is going racing every weekend during the 50's. He drove a stock car on a dirt track, while we sat in the grandstand cheering him on. Dad, you're in our hearts forever."
"Candle lit by Peggy Radford on 29th May 2011
I have not seen Uncle Rus for many years but always enjoyed his humor and kindness. He will be missed.
Peggy (Fagan) Radford, Uncle Rus was my Mom's brother."
"Candle lit by Anna Pickel on 29th May 2011
My Grandpa Simpson was a great man. He was a kind hearted man that truly loved his family. I have wonderful memories of visiting him and hearing stories from his life. He lived an incredible life. I will miss him very much. Love you Grandpa!"
"Candle lit by Terry Hawkins on 27th May 2011
Russell was my grandpa. He was a type of person I know who was a handyman around the house. He loved building things with his own hands. Working in his garden and feeding the animals he cared for. I will miss him. Love you Grandpa!!!!"
"Candle lit by Shelly Rice on 26th May 2011
Russell was my grandfather and I remember him always being a hardworking and loving family man! He provided well for his family and was everything a man should be! He will be missed forever! Love you Grandpa!"
"Candle lit by Patricia Hancock on 26th May 2011
Russell was my Mother's little brother and my fatherly bond until my Dad returned from WWII. For my first 6 months of life, he spoiled me; and I was told that he even took me for ice cream with his friends. He has always been a very "special" uncle""
"Candle lit by Scott S. Powell on 24th May 2011
Russell was my father-in-law.
He was my only father longer than my own father.
He was a smart, deep man with courage and conviction.
He loved his country, his family, and working with his hands."
"Russell was my father. I and my family miss him, he had a way of holding our family together, bringing us together for holdiays, vacations and just to sit around the table and talk. Family was improtant to him. Family came first, then his garden and tractor, then NASCAR. Every thrusday, friday and weekends were NASCAR time. We miss you so much dad."
"Russell was my Grandpa. He was a kind and gentle man, I never saw him raise his voice once. He loved his family and his animals. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him and the fascinating stories he would tell me about his life. It's been just over two years since his passing and I know he is still missed by many people. I love you Grandpa and you will live on forever in our memories."
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