In Loving Memory
CANTON — Ricky Taylor Russell, 52, of Canton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
Ricky was born June 9, 1960 in Haywood County to the late William "Jack" Taylor Russell and the late Eveleyne Evans Russell. He was a former employee of Dayco Corporation and was also employed by Asheville Rubber and Gasket Co. Ricky was a member of North Canton Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors and gardening, and was a dedicated NASCAR fan. Ricky’s memory will be cherished forever by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Lund Early.
Surviving are his wife, Tamyra Gardner Russell; daughters, Savannah Sizemore of Canton and Taylor Russell Stepp of Johnson City, Tennessee; a son, Matthew Sizemore of Canton; sisters, Darlene Hannah and Roger of Waynesville and Heather Russell of Waynesville; a brother, William Dale Russell and Vicki of Waynesville and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Caldwell officiated. Burial was in Panther Creek Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Russell family.