Dowell Wayne “Home Grown” Russell, 68, of Warren, passed away on January 17, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a retired truck driver for for Tyson’s for more than 30 years then drove for David Nichol’s Trucking. He was a Baptist and attended Union Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Russell loved truck driving, gardening, doing yard work and dirt track racing. He enjoyed talking and just having a good time and was a loving husband, daddy, pappaw and friend to all who knew him. He also enjoyed playing board games with his grandchildren and was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
He was born on October 27, 1950 at Wilmar to the late Woody Dowell Russell and Mildred Crawford Russell.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, George Waymon Russell; a sister, Jannie Gail Russell; and his mother-in-law, Marjorie Adair.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Sutton Russell of Warren; a son, Richard Wayne Russell and wife Carolyn of Warren; two daughters, Brandie Davis and husband Calvin of Wilmar and Ashley Courtney and husband Aaron of Hermitage; a sister, Judy Adair and husband Jerry of Rye; a brother-in-law, Glyn Adair of Warren; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Megan, Justin, Austin, Destiny and Courtney; and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kara.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 20, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Enon Cemetery at Rye.