Ernest Eugene Russell Sr. age 73, passed away November 21, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 18, 1940 in Wilmington, NC a son of the late John Quincy and Nellie Potter
He was also preceded in death by his sisters Shirley and Emma Jean, and his brothers
Buddy, Bobby, Ronnie and Ray, and a great-grandson Michael Paul Zurcher, Jr.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 54 years, Wilhelmina Russell, daughter Donna, sons Gene
(Christina), Mark (Wyndi), Wesley (Kim) and Tracy (Casey). Also surviving are his sisters
Madeline, Betty and Carolyn, and his brothers William and Jimmy, and 15 grandchildren and
Special thanks to family friend Dale Zurcher, and the Hospice staff, who provided care and
comfort during his illness.
Funeral service will be 4 PM Sunday November 24, 2013 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be 2-4 PM prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099