65-year-old Flora resident, Michael D. Russell, died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at his home. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965-1970 during Vietnam. He worked as a CSX tracksman, retiring in August 2007. He was also a member of the Flora VFW and the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife Sue; four children, Shawn Russell of Mahomet, IL, and Misty Garrett, George Russell and James Russell all of Flora; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ken Russell of Malta, IL; and several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Michael D. Russell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in rural Mt. Erie.
Visitation will be from noon Saturday, April 27 until the time of service at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project, and will be accepted at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.