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Richard Lane Russell, 66, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
He was born March 21, 1956 in Rowan County, NC, where he spent most of his life. He believed in hard work, beginning his career as soon as he could reach the tractor pedals. Later in life, he joined the United States Army and became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Russell had recently retired from being an Owner/Operator of Richard Russell Grading and Hauling, to spend more time with his grandchildren, who were the highlight of his world.
Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his loving mother, Hazel Lentz Russell.
Survivors include sister, Nancy Wagner (David); brother, Danny Russell (Joyce); daughters, Shalynn Morton and Sonya Van Camp (Dutch); and grandchildren, Katelynn (Matt), Skyler, and Kourtney.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 4pm at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Rd, Gold Hill, NC 28071.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Russell family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.