Graveside services for Frank Russell, 91, Cordell resident were held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell, OK, officiated by Rev. Carl Thionett and Rev. Jimmie Pricket.
Services were under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Frank Russell was born February 6, 1929 to John Henry Russell and Bessie (Moss) Russell in Centralia, KS and passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in the Cordell Memorial Hospital in Cordell, OK.
Frank was raised in Burns Flat, OK graduating from Burns Flat High school in 1948. He was married to Ernestine (Husband) on March 24, 1951 in Wheeler, TX. He immediately joined the Army on March 29, 1951. He later was honorably discharged as corporal.
He returned back to Cordell, OK and began a long career as a lineman and meter technician for Kiwash Electric. He also worked as an electrician in the evenings and on weekends, helping his friends and neighbors.
He is a longtime member of the Cordell First Baptist Church; he served on the Cordell School Board from 1975 till 1982; he was the Senior Citizens Director for over ten years; he was a member of the American Legion for 62 years; served on the Cordell Fire Department for 20 years (1963 till 1983). He has been a Mason for over 55 years.
His passion is being with and helping others, being of service, sporting events, loved watching and supporting Oklahoma University and his grandchildren and their activities. He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved Civil Service.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters, Agnes Adams and Roberta Livingston: five brothers, Gordon Russell, Dean Russell, Jack Russell, Kenneth Russell, and Bud Russell.
He is survived by his daughter, Tenia Davis, and husband Gary of Blanchard, OK; two sons, Mark Russell and wife Tammy of Yukon, OK and Nolan Russell and wife Michelle of Cordell, OK.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren and spouses, Amber Chapman and husband, Bryn, Morgan Fernando and husband, Bobby, Reid Russell and wife, Allison, Rylan Russell and wife, Krysten, Reace Russell, Madison Smith and husband, Denver, and Tyler Russell and greatgrandchildren, Carter Fernando, Maddy Fernando, Kreidence Russell and baby on the way, Berkley Russell and Frankie Chapman and Weston Chapman.
The family has requested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Cordell Senior Citizens Center 216 West 1 st Street Cordell, OK 73632.