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Leslie "Les" Russell

February 11, 1941 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Leslie "Les" Russell Obituary

Leslie “Les” Russell, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Liberty Care and Rehab. He was 83.

Born on February 11, 1941, in Campbellsville, he was the son of the late Claude and Annie Lee Saunders Russell. He was a member of Hilltop Church of Christ. He was a very hard worker and enjoyed his work as an excavator and heavy equipment operator. He loved riding motorcycles. Les was a United States Army veteran.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas (Kimberly) Russell of Campbellsville and Roger (Teresa) Thompson of Windsor; two daughters, Kendra (Junior) Weddle of Liberty and Lora (Ricky) Montgomery of Russell Springs; six grandchildren, Cody (Miranda) Weddle, Ashton (Jeremy) Stearns, Casey (Brittany) Weddle, Wesley (Allison) Thompson, Dustin (Kayla) Montgomery, and Kyle Montgomery; eleven great-grandchildren, Addalie, Emmalie, Carman, William Jasper, Weston, Maggie Jo, Kylie, Macy, Max, Jaxon, and Olivia; and a sister, Grace Wilson of Campbellsville.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Murphy Russell, who passed away on March 29, 2021; a sister, Velma McVay; and four brothers, Fred Louis Russell, Wallace Russell, Tom Russell, Richard Russell, and Bob Russell.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Permenter, Bro. Marvin Cromer, and Bro. Jeff Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Murphy Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday, March 8, 2024, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Russell, Cody Weddle, Casey Weddle, Wesley Thompson, Ronnie Eads, and Dustin McAfee.

Arrangements for Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539


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