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Rodney Russell – May 12, 2018

Rodney Russell

Rodney Russell

Rodney Russell, 76, of Amarillo died Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rodney was born July 3, 1941, in San Angelo to Andrew and Elsie Russell.  He was awarded a scholarship to play football at University of North Texas, where he also boxed. He served in the Texas National Guard.

Rodney married Gail Bingham on May 29, 1965, in San Angelo.

Rodney was passionate about Quarter Horses, which he bred and showed.  Rodney also enjoyed hunting.  He was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.  He was a supervisor at the City of Amarillo in the water department.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Renee Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Russell, of Amarillo; a daughter, Theresa Rhoden and husband Craig, of Borger; a grandson, David McIntosh and wife Hannah, of Dallas; and two granddaughters, Southern Shira, of Denton and Marci Harris, of Amarillo.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.


  • Bill and Sue Muir Posted May 15, 2018 8:14 am

    Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • David and Sharla Opperman Posted May 15, 2018 8:44 am

    Gale and Family,
    We were sorry to hear that Rodney has passed away. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family in the time of sorrow.

  • Jim Colwell Posted May 15, 2018 10:01 am

    Rest in peace my old friend

  • Wesley and Nadine Cantrell Posted May 15, 2018 11:05 am

    We are so saddened by your lost. Rodney was like a brother to Wesley. Love you!

  • Rhonda Kasner Martin Posted May 15, 2018 2:33 pm

    Our deepest sympathy for you all.
    The Kasner Family
    Bridgeport, TX

  • DJ Stubben Posted May 16, 2018 4:48 am

    Gail and family, thank you for sharing Rodney with all of us! Loved his sense of service, humanity and humor. We loved him, and how he loved YOU. with loving thoughts, dj

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