Hugh W. Russell, Sr.
SYLVA — Hugh W. Russell, Sr., 86, of Sylva, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born in Newport, TN Nov. 8, 1926 to the late Steven and Eula Russell. He was retired from the Nation Park Service and was a charter member of the Newport Rescue Squad. He had a great love for the outdoors and had a passion for fishing.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Russell, sons, Ricky Dean and Jeffrey Scott Russell, and a brother, Eugene Russell.
He is survived by sons, Hugh W. Russell, Jr. and his wife Joyce and Calvin Wayne Russell and his wife Ruth Ann, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Garrett Funeral Home and memorial service following at 7 p.m.
A guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.