Gary Mark Russell, 58, of Chattanooga passed away November 27th, 2019. He was born May 9th, 1961, in London, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, his Mother, Mary Patria Lee Russell of Liberty, his sister, Leeann Foster Russell, of Memphis, TN, son, John Mark (Amanda) Russell and granddaughter, JoLynn of Richmond, KY. He is preceded in death by his Father, Gary C. Russell.
Mark was a Brainerd High School graduate and attended Hiwassee College. He was a member of Trinity-Woodmore United Methodist Church. He owned and operated a pool maintenance company. He was an avid car enthusiast, a talented piano player and soloist, a Stephen King fan, and an animal lover. He loved to cook and grill and feed his family and friends; enjoyed landscaping and had a green thumb. He was proud of his family, and reunions were a treasured time each year. He was reading before he started school and remained an ardent reader throughout his life.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Koger officiating. Burial will be private at a later date at Glenwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Casey County Library, 238 Middleburg St., Liberty, Ky 42539, in lieu of flowers.
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