The family will have a Celebration of Life service at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, with Dr. Tommy Hood officiating. A reception at the church will follow the service.
The graveside service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens, Blountville (East Tennessee Funeral Home and Cemetery). Pallbearers will be Scott, Zachary and Camden Whitener, and Scott, Foster and Auburn Wilmoth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to one of two charities close to Russ’s heart: (1) the Guatemala Mission Fund at Central Baptist Church, 300 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601, cbcjc.org/give; or (2) North Star Imagination Library, P.O. Box 82657, Fairbanks, AK 99708, northstarimaginationlibrary.org.