Brian Joseph Russell, age 56, of Dawson Springs, KY went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, August 5, 2022 at his home. Brian was an employee at Clark Industries and a member of the Dawson Springs First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Dawson Springs High School Class of 1984, and he also studied HVAC at Caldwell County Vocational School. Brian owned his own commercial fishing boat and loved fishing in his ancestral native state of Alaska. He was also an oiler at Crowley Corporation in Alaska. Brian will be remembered by his family and friends for his many acts of kindness, his encouraging words and his wonderful smile. He never met a stranger and always had time to talk and ask about everyone. He was devoted to caring for his parents and especially enjoyed meeting friends for coffee and meals together. Brian has always cherished his beloved daughter, Megan, and was looking forward to the birth of his granddaughter.
Mr. Russell is survived by his beloved daughter, Megan Nicole Russell of Alaska; mother, Louise Marie Russell of Dawson Springs; two sisters, Susan Russell of Madisonville, KY and Joanie Scott (Joseph) of Greeneville, TN; one nephew, Thomas Russell Scott (Kristen); two nieces, Marie Scott Vogel (Greg) and Melissa Scott Delaney (John).
He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Leamon Russell.
Visitation for Brian Joseph Russell will be Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour at 3:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, with Elder Jeff Winfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Active pallbearers include Willie Adams, Scottie Franklin, Tom Rougeux, Timothy Todd, Brad Tolbert, Keith Wallace, Rodney Smith and Ross Workman. Honorary pallbearers include Scott Pendley, Bob Egbert, Clark Industries co-workers and his “world solving” coffee group.
Mr. Russell’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 13, 2022. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of making donations toward the Dawson Springs First Baptist Church, 960 Industrial Park Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408; or DAPS Food Bank, P.O. Box 135, Dawson Springs, KY 42408.