Age 91, passed away in Greenville on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 following an extended illness.
Russell was born February 14, 1929 to Frank & Hazel Countryman. He faithfully served our country in the United States Army in the 213th Field Artillery, during the Korean War. Russ is a retiree from Delco Products with 40 years of service to them.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elinore Countryman; daughter, Dawn Countryman; grandson, Jeremy Locke; sisters, Betty Hoffman, Phyllis Haught, and brother, Robert Countryman.
Russell is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Chuck) Rippee; grandchildren, Bethany (Fernando Suarez) Locke, Charlie Rippee, Joshua Countryman; granddaughter-in-law, Jessie Locke; great-grandson, Russell Suarez; sister, Nancy Blatz, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020, 10am, at GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT ROAD, BROOKVILLE. Interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Brookville. A walkthrough visitation will be held on Thursday, July 9th, 5pm – 7pm also at the funeral home.
Those coming into the funeral home, we strongly suggest wearing a mask. In lieu of flowers donations in Russ’s memory can be made to the Honor Flight of Dayton. E-mail condolences may be sent by going online to www.gilbert-fellers.com.
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