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James Donald "Donnie" Russell

September 29, 1941 ~ March 30, 2019 (age 77)

James Donald “Donnie” Russell, 77, of Bardstown, passed away Saturday March 30, 2019 at Signature Healthcare at Colonial Rehab and Wellness Center.  He was born September 29, 1941 in Lebanon, a self-employed truck driver in the air freight industry, an avid U of L fan, member of Elk Lodge and Moose Lodge, and of the Catholic faith.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Mary Helen Russell; three brothers, Bernard, Herbert, and Tommy Russell; and three sisters, Karen Jean Russell, Diane Mattingly, and Linda Hayes.


He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Stuart) Thomas of Bardstown; three sons, Kerry Russell of Lebanon, Kevin (Sandy) Russell of Bardstown, and Kris (Missy) Russell of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Amanda Cox, Michael and Christopher Thomas, Ally, Lizzy, and Topher Russell; three great-grandchildren, Kavan and Olivia Cox, and Oakley Thomas; brother, Carl (Theresa) Russell of Bardstown; three sisters, Sandy (Rafe) Spalding, and Janice (Andy) Gribbins both of Lebanon, and Patty (Billie) Edelen of Loretto; and several nieces and nephews.


His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday April 4, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church, with burial in St. Charles Cemetery.  Rev. David Naylor will officiate.  Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Wednesday April 3 and 9 – 10 am Thursday April 4 at Barlow Funeral Home.  A prayer service will be held 8 pm Wednesday.


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