Russell Anthony Pulaski

January 7, 1951 - June 7, 2012
Russell Anthony Pulaski


Russell Anthony Pulaski, 61, of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

He was born in Muskegon Co., MI on January 7, 1951, the son of the late Otto M. and Dorothy Paine Pulaski. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert and Glenn Cooper and Martin Pulaski.

He retired in 1985 from the Grand Rapids Foam Rubber Company. Mr. Pulaski moved to Boiling Spring Lakes, NC with his wife, Linda in 2006. He was a member of the Beach Road Baptist Church in Southport, NC

Surviving is his wife of fourty years, Linda Marie Pulaski of the home; three sons, Richard Pulaski and wife, Vickie of Hudsonville, MI, Jason Pulaski and Jerome Pulaski both of Twin Lake, MI; daughter, Rhonda Gaines of Muskegon, MI; nine grandchildren, Jinnae, Corianna, Alyssa, Isaiah, Kaden, Michael, Olivia, and Joseph Pulaski, and Samantha Midkiff; also brother, Jack Cooper of Holton, MI; three sisters, Nora Matty of Florida, Helen Jorgeson of Whitehall, MI, and Lita Cooper of Muskegon, MI.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Beach Road Baptist Church, 4457 Flagship Ave., Southport, NC. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Wrenn.

Inurnment will be at a later date in the Fruitland Cemetery in Muskegon Co., MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beach Road Baptist Church, 4457 Flagship Ave., Southport, NC 28461, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

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  • June 12, 2012
    Don Partlow/Lorraine Finney says:
    Linda and Family, We just noticed Russell's obituary in the chronicle here and wanted to send our condolences. I didn't spend alot of time with Russ during the work on Lakewood Bible Church or Jackie's deck on Silver Creek Road but there are times in our lives when discovering who one really is doesn't take long at all; like feeling the sun thru the clouds ! There were times when Russ's conversation came to me as clouds yet there were also times when I felt the warmth of the sun directly upon my face! At these moments I knew I was not merely in the company of a Good man but moreover in the presence of something much greater! And this happens in life. We get so used to hearing and feeling the same old things from people and then all of a sudden someone such as Russ comes along and says something that speaks DIRECTLY to our soul and we KNOW THEN that something Good and important has touched us and we will never ever be the same again! Thru Russ I experienced this Goodness! Sure, the world helped hide this quality in Russ as it does us all as human beings, but thru God's Love, the sun is always shining, burning away thru the darkest of clouds! We all are continually on our way to a purer awakening of God's Love.In all places at all times HE IS! You are all in out thoughts and prayers. Don and Lorraine.

  • June 13, 2012
    Gail Storey says:
    Vickie and Family- I was saddened to read of your Father-in-law's death, and at such an early age. :( It is comforting to experience the knowledge of that marvelous Hope, and to treasure those precious memories to help you grieve such a huge loss here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick, Jinnae, and Linda. With sympathy, gail

  • June 08, 2012
    Ollie Spier says:
    I will always remember Russ for the way he loved to teach kids the love of Christ at Grace Memorial Baptist Church. Our church lost a great teacher when he moved. I have been blessed by the friendship of the Pulaski's. May the Lord bless you always.

  • June 14, 2012
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says:
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sheriff John W.Ingram,V Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

  • June 09, 2012
    Toni Smith says:
    Linda, Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such good memories of Russ, you and the "kids" from years ago at Lakewood Bible Church. The Sunday before Russell went to be with the Lord I was looking at pictures at the church and came upon one of Russ preaching. Dan Chadwick shared with me about Russ' passing. And when he did he told me he had wonderful memories of Russ...how he was always good to him. Russ will be missed here, for sure, but we will all see him again, praise the Lord. Linda, you continue to be in my prayers. In His love, Toni