Joseph Leamon Russell, age 86, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his residence in Dawson Springs, KY. He was born on December 6, 1932 in Dawson Springs, KY to the late Ollie James Russell and Myrtle Johnston Russell. Mr. Russell graduated from Dawson Springs High School and after high school he served his country for four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He owned and operated the Gamble Store located next to the Woodburn downtown location in Dawson Springs for many years and finally he worked for 27 years and retired with the US Postal Service in Dawson Springs. His life revolved around his family, community and church. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Dawson Springs. Additionally, he was an avid gardener and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife of 63 years ~ Louise Marie Russell of Dawson Springs, KY; daughter, Susan Melissa Russell of Madisonville, KY; daughter and son-in-law, Joanie Marie and Dr. Joseph Scott of Greeneville, TN; son, Brian Joseph Russell of Dawson Springs, KY, brother ~ Phillip and Bettye Russell of Mayfield, KY, four grandchildren ~ Thomas Russell (Kristen) Scott, Dr. Marie Scott (Greg) Vogel, Melissa Rose Scott and Megan Nicole Russell, and two great-grandchildren ~ Hudson Thomas Scott and Addison Kate Scott.
Preceding Mr.Russell in death were his parents, four sisters ~ Pauline Crowe, Rudell Clay, Brunette Cato, and Aminell Witherspoon, and two brothers ~ William Russell and Raymond Russell.
There will be a visitation for Joseph Leamon Russell on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:30 PM until the funeral hour at 3:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY with the Rev. Randall Rogers and Rev. Jackie Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY at which time a special service of honor will be provided by the US Navy Honorguard.
Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dawson Springs First Baptist Church, 960 Industrial Park Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408.