Jack Russell, age 93, a resident of the Blair community in Roane County, died Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County.
Mr. Russell was born May 27, 1919, in Roane County. Jack was a former construction laborer for Rust Engineering, Hicks Construction at the Oak Ridge nuclear plants and the Southern Railroad.
He was a trusted member of the entire Roane and Morgan County communities. His past included being a waterboy at the old Dyllis Peach Orchard, working the quarry mine on Blair Road, and being a farmer and moonshiner (to help support his family).
Jack was of the Baptist faith and professed his salvation often in his elder years. He gave God the glory for his lengthy life and the wonderful family bestowed unto him.
Mr. Russell was a honorably discharged veteran of World War II, where he earned the rank of corporal being a cook and orderly. While enlisted, he received a medal for being a expert marksman, and he also received the American Theater Ribbon.