Mr. Dallas George Russell, age 78, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at his residence.
"George" was born December 5, 1942, in Angelina County, Texas, to parents Dallas and Marjorie Beckham Russell. George had lived most of his life in San Augustine County, Texas, before moving to Nacogdoches County, Texas, in recent years. He was a member of Stallings Drive Church of Christ.
At a young age, George began working with the Deep East Texas Electric Co-op before starting a long career with Southwestern Bell Telephone. He retired with 33 years of service with Southwestern Bell.
George was a member of Redland Masonic Lodge #3, Milam Masonic Lodge #2, and Swift Masonic Lodge #678. He retired from the San Augustine Volunteer Fire Department after several years of service. George served his community for a number of years on the San Augustine ISD Board of Trustees as well as a board member and active worker for youth baseball in San Augustine County.
His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Linda Russell of Nacogdoches, Texas; sons, Alan Russell and wife Sherri of Mount Enterprise, Texas, and Eric Russell of Euless, Texas; granddaughters, Kassie Clausen and husband Jeff of Douglass, Texas, and Kelsie Gill and husband Taylor of Mount Enterprise, Texas; a grandson, Kaleb-Andrew Russell of Mount Enterprise, Texas; and great-granddaughters, Lydia Clausen of Douglass, Texas, and Holynn Gill of Mount Enterprise, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Marjorie Russell; and his brothers, Ruben Russell, Garey Russell, and Gene Russell.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Graveside services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden, located on State Hwy. 147 North in San Augustine, Texas, with Austin Wiggins officiating.
Pallbearers: Kenny Russell, Kyle Russell, Clem Russell, Greg Elliott, Brent Nicholson, Jeff Clausen, and Taylor Gill. Honorary pallbearers include Gerhardt Lamyuen, Durwood Hooper, Bill Barcheers, Dan Fussell, Carroll Wilburn, Oran Davis, Ron Cook, and members of Redland Lodge #3, Milam Lodge #2, and Swift Lodge #678.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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