Leslie Lee Russell, 75 of Greenville, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. after a short courageous battle with cancer at Sterling House Greenville surrounded by "Angels".
He was born January 1, 1937 in Connersville, Indiana, son of the late Ira Herbert Russell and Mary Louise Moistner.
Leslie was a certified GM Mechanic for 30 years in the Dayton Area. Retired from Ted Nealeigh Plastering in 2001. In his retirement years he enjoyed mowing lawns for his friends and neighbors. He also loved to fish and enjoyed family vacations in Lake Erie.
He survived by his wife of 56 years, JoAnn (Stump) Russell. He was blessed with 3 children, Vicky (Frank) Ahlering-Flory, Rick Russell, and Kathy (Craig) Shank; 5 grandchildren, Heather (Jamie) Sullivan, Joshua (Heather) Shank, Katelyn Shank, Tammy (Ted) Royster, Joe (Ruth) Supinger; 7 great grandchildren, Griffen Walter, Max Cameron and Taylor Sullivan, Curtis, Charlie and Nicholas Shank, Brook Filby.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family request the memorial contributions be given to Heartland Home Hospice of Dayton, Ohio
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com