Bobbie Joe Russell of Puxico, son of the late Lonon Leo and Georgia Irene Maze Russell, was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 24, 1936, passed away at his home near Puxico on January 10, 2019, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Bobbie had lived in St. Louis before moving near Puxico in 1990. He had worked as a production manager in manufacturing.
On March 27, 1971, he married Jacquelyn Bates in St. Louis, Missouri. She preceded him in death on February 6, 2001.
Surviving are three sons and wives, Steven & Diana Russell of Puxico, Mitchell Russell of Ballwin, Missouri, Jeff and Melinda Russell of Chesterfield, Missouri; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Christine Dill of Puxico. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Christine Burle and Justine Russell; two brothers, Kenneth and James Lonon Russell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00 to 8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Elliott Cemetery near Acorn Ridge with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.