Allen “Bud” Russell, 81, of Falmouth passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, February 8, 2019.
The oldest of two children of Garl Allen “Johnny” and Lucy Mae Welch Russell, Bud was born on December 28, 1937, in Union County, Indiana and graduated from Harrisburg High School with the class of 1956.
On September 24, 1960, Bud married the former Lillian “Lil” Noah in Central Christian Church. Mrs. Russell survives.
Bud was employed at Philco-Ford and Scholl Oil Company in Connersville for several years until he started farming in 1964, moving to the family farm in 1970. He was always a good neighbor and friend to many. In 1967, Bud began driving a school bus for Fayette County School Corporation, retiring after 41 ½ years of service due to health issues.
Besides his wife of over 58 years, Lillian Russell, survivors include three children, Darrell Allen (Kim) Russell, Kenneth Eugene Russell and Lawrence Evan Russell, all of Falmouth; eight grandchildren, Cody (Ashley) Russell of New Carlisle, Ohio, Gracie Russell, Tyler Russell, Jacob Russell, Peyton Russell, all of Falmouth, Kyle Russell of Cambridge City, Indiana, Logan Russell of Westfield, Indiana, and Phillip Russell of Falmouth; a great-grandson, Jeremiah Allen Russell; a sister, Beatrice (Merle) Rice of Roanoke, Indiana; a niece, AmyLu Riley of Evansville, Indiana; and a nephew, Jonathon Rice of Roanoke.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Reverend Danny Berry will officiate. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department, and online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.