W.S. "Tootsie" Russell, 89, of Cullman, took his wings and flew away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Theola Pauline Haynes Russell; and his parents, Riley and Effie Mae (Lynn) Russell.
Mr. Russell is survived by daughters, Shirley Karl, Linda Brooks (Lonnie), Margaret Cassell (Rick), Tona Lashley (David), Terri Lynne Hall (Jimmy) and Judy Hudson; special friend, Inez Borden; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moss Service Funeral Home. The celebration of Tootsie's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with burial in Cullman Memory Gardens.
To leave condolences for the family, visit mossservicefh.com.
Moss Service Funeral Home directing.
Published on December 19, 2017