Lee R. Russell, 98, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, May 6, 2019.
Private family services were held. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.
Lee was born May 19, 1920, in McLean County, KY to Henry and Rosa Russell. He served in the Army and was a veteran of WWII. Seventy-seven years ago, Lee became an ordained minister. He pastored in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan and help start two churches.
Lee loved people and was a great encourager. He never met a stranger and was dearly loved by his family. Lee’s passion was gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; and son Chet.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda and husband Jim; fifteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a few great-great-grandchildren.