Billy Hoyt Russell

August 1940 – April 2013

Bill Russell, 72, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a long illness. Bill was born in Clayton, Oklahoma to Otis and Carrie Russell. The family moved west and settled in Modesto when Bill was 10 years old. He graduated from Modesto High School and worked a variety of jobs. He learned welding and became a handyman and ranch hand for 30 years. Bill enjoyed fishing and panning for gold, but his favorite activity was spoiling his grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his four children: Barbara “Bobbie” Mayo of Turlock, Jim (Krystal) Russell and Darryl (Faith) Russell, all of Hayfork, CA, and Terrie (Mike) Hunt of Belton, TX; siblings: Dean (Phyllis) Russell of Turlock, Lorene Titsworth of French Camp, CA, and Jerri (Clint) Sights of La Grange, CA; 13 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, April 18th from 4 to 6 pm. Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 19th at 11 am at Lakewood Memorial Park.

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