Russell E. Wall, 95, of the Mt. Olive Community in Casey County, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 11, 1925 in Casey County to the late Everett and Artie (Moore) Wall. He was raised in Eubank and graduated from Eubank High School in 1943. On June 10, 1947 he married Chestine Calder of Science Hill and they moved to Casey County. They celebrated over 72 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife and four children; Peggy & (Bernal) Buis of Eubank, Nancy & (Janis) Smith of Mt. Olive, Debbie & (Bert) Spears of Bethelridge, and Mark & (Sandra) Wall of Mt. Olive. He was the proud Papaw of eight grandchildren; Allen & (Adrienne) Buis, Shanda & (Kenny) Catron, Jennifer & (Skip) Todd, Kristy & (Barry) Lee, Stacey & (Brandon) Murphy, Beth & (Jantzen) Hale, Amber Wall, and Travis & (Ashley) Wall; and 18 great-grandchildren, Austin Wall, who resides with them and helped care for his Papaw, Ian, Kenton & Blake Buis, Vander Catron, Spencer Clark, Allicen & Chloe White, Zachary & Kaylee Todd, Skyler & Raegan Lee, Olivia & Tessa Hale, Alex & Ayden Wall, and Madison & Corben Wall.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Steve Clark.
Russell was a member of the Eubank Church of Christ and served as an elder from 1972 until his death. He was a WWII veteran and proud to have served in the Army in the European Theater of Operations. He was a lifetime farmer of beef and dairy cattle. He served on the board of directors for Farmers Home Administration and Southern Belle Dairy. He also worked several years with the Casey County Extension Agent vaccinating feeder calves.
After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with friends and neighbors.
In accordance with the recommendations concerning the COVID-19, the services will be private, and for immediate family only. Please feel free to log onto our website: www.morrisandhislope.com where you can sign the online guestbook and send a condolences to the family.
If you would like to participate in a drive-thru funeral service, please be in the parking lot at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by 2:45 PM Wednesday, May 6, 2020 please follow the directional signs as posted in the parking lot.
Burial with be in Eubank Cemetery.
The service will be officiated by Bro. Dale Robbins and Bro. Ferlin Price.
Honorary Pallbearers are his great-grandchildren.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.