Brigadier General John P. "Deacon" Russell, 84, departed this life Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Summerfield, Fla., in the loving care of his daughters and brother with hospice assistance.
A memorial service will be conducted at Mill Creek Presbyterian Church Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and Pastor Tim Glaser will officiate, and interment of Mr. Russell's cremains will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly, where full military honors will be accorded by members of the U.S. Air Force, H.W. Daniel's Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. A luncheon will follow at "The Russell Place" in Mill Creek. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Tygart Valley Community Library, P.O. Box 517, Mill Creek, WV 26280 or to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, WV 26280. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John P. Russell. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.comcom.