Marion Douglas Russell

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Marion Douglas Russell

December 13, 1939 - December 31, 2018

Marion Douglas Russell Marion Douglas Russell, 79, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday,
Dec. 31, 2018. He passed while in the United Hospital Center, surrounded by his family.
Marion was born on Dec. 13, 1939, in Shinnston, the oldest son of Frank
William Russell and Hazel Armenta Hilton Russell. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Marion Douglas Russell II.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Irene Arbogast Russell, his daughter, Shawn Renee Lanham (Gary Lanham) of Barrackville, Shane Andrew Russell (Elizabeth) of Wilmington, NC, Michael Dean Russell of Shinnston. Grandchildren Matthew Russell, Jenna Hayes (Cory), Christian Lanham, Marissa Russell Rexroad (Adam), Seth Russell, Erica Russell and her fiancé (Joshua Moore), Ashlyn Russell and Zachary Russell, great grandchildren Justin Moore, Hazley Russell, and Jackson Rexroad. Also surviving are his sisters, Loretta (Sonny) Harris, Esther (Ron) Rauer.Becky (David) Minor. Brothers Paul (Sheila) Russell, Arnett (Peggy) Russell, Charles (Tammy) Russell, and special cousin Carolyn Ayers. Along with many nieces andnephews.
Marion was a member of the Jones Run Independent Church. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed cheering on Lincoln and North Marion high schools, He loved the Boston Celtics, Green Bay Packers, and the New York Yankees.
Marion joined the UMWA Local 1501, District 31 in 1968 retiring in 1996. He was a dedicated union organizer who worked tirelessly to uphold the rights of workers and the Democratic Party. Marion also served our country as a member of the US Army for three years.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harmer Funeral Home, 300 Pike St., Shinnston. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Jason Wojciechowicz officiating. Interment will follow at Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Marion's name to the Lord's Pantry at 77 Church Ct, Shinnston, WV 26431, or the Big Elm Elementary backpack program at 200 Tetrick Rd, Shinnston WV 26431, both sponsored by the Shinnston Lions Club of which he was a member.
Online memories and condolences may be shared at
A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston
Published on January 3, 2019
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Charlie and Linda Pethtel
Jan 03, 2019
The UMWA has lost a good man. Prayers for the family.
Jan 02, 2019