Ronald Gene Russell July 31, 1938 ~ October 15, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Ronald Gene Russell, 78, Enid, was held 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Ladusaw-Evans Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Terry O’Toole officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Cemetery, Okeene. Ronald was born July 31, 1938, in Joplin, MO., and passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. He attended Perry Schools and graduated in 1957. He attended OSU and finished at Phillips University in Enid. After graduation, he served in the United States Army, receiving several commendations and an honorable discharge. Ron was employed by GEFCO and ONG. He then retired from Prudential Insurance after 28 years of service. After retirement, he farmed, which was a lifelong dream of his. He loved raising longhorn and limousine cattle. He loved the outdoors and hunting, and made numerous trips to Colorado with his buddies. He also enjoyed camping and fishing at Canton Lake and trout fishing in Wyoming. He was a man who loved to cook and enjoyed his favorite foods, desserts and chocolate candy. Ron is survived by his wife, Teresa (Baker) Russell; his sons Ronald Jay Russell, Cavin Duane Todd, and Brandon Jay McCamey and his wife, Mandy (Stephens); daughters Caria Rayna Dull and Coleen Rashall Todd; a sister, Judy Patak and her husband, Charles; grandchildren, Braylin, Payton, Jradden, and Jarrett Russell, Brittney, Baylee and Brady Todd, Blakely and Anderson McCamey; a nephew, Devon Clark and his wife, Julie; a niece, Amber Koehn; and numerous other family and friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Walter O. (Jiggs) and Elizabeth J. (Libby) Russell; maternal and paternal grandparents; and a niece, Adele Laing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. The services may be viewed and condolences left at www.LadusauEvans.com.

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