James Howard Russell, 87, of Paradise Street, Midland, died Friday, October 28, 2022 at Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing. Born on August 8, 1935 in Barton, he was the son of the late Howard Russell and Edna (Johnson) Russell.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pauline Russell and two sisters, Maxine Wilson and Joann Polland.
Jim was a graduate of Barton High School. He retired as a crane operator from Westvaco. He enjoyed attending his grandkids ball games, fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of the George’s Creek Cruisers and was very proud of his black short bed chevy truck. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his son, James Russell and Debbie Porter of Midland; two grandsons, Benjamin Russell of Midland and Mary Beth and Patrick Russell of Bowling Green and fiancé Taylor Spooler; three grandchildren, Jade, Asher and Allison; two sisters, Linda Russell and husband Larry and Judy Pollock and husband Jim all of Barton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and a family will be received on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 6-8 PM at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Noon with Pastor Jody Bean officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior. Interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Midland.
At the request of the family donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Midland Fire Company at 14823 Broadway St. SW, Midland, MD 21532.