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ORVILLE “EDDIE” RUSSELL

November 17, 2017

ORVILLE “EDDIE” RUSSELL, 85, of Huntington, W.Va., ascended to heaven Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with a tanline of his wristwatch. Eddie was a retired sales representative for Coty Inc., a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Eddie married his high school sweetheart of 62 years, Zetta Dillon Russell. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Vicki Russell, Jeff (Donna) Reese Russell and Barri (Ron) LaPierre; four grandchildren, Brian, Stephanie, Blake and Blair. Eddie was the son of Walter E. and Nora Huffman Russell, and was born July 25, 1932, in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Jim) Carpenter, and three nephews, Marty, Tim and Scott. He also had a nephew, John Noble, who helped care for him during his final years and whose presence he greatly appreciated. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va., with Rev. Angela Gay Kinkead officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va., with military honors provided by American Legion Post #139, Milton, W.Va., and the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends on Saturday two hours prior to services at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonandkitchen.com.