David William “Davey Crickett” Russell, 94, of Apison, TN, journey ended on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. He was a member & caretaker of the Apison Seventh-Day Adventist Church & School. Thanks to the generosity of O.D. McKee in 1969, he was able to fulfill his life partner’s dream of raising their family in Collegedale, TN. He served as a Medic in the United States Army. He had a great sense of humor. He was a loyal friend & literally gave his shirt off his back. He was still spinning those records & playing scrabble to the end. Hopefully, we will all meet again in the hereafter. He will be deeply missed by all who knew & loved him.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Janet Troyer; adopted daughter, Cindy Sue; parents, Delbert & Florence Russell; sisters, baby Darlene, Dorothy (Charlie) Sisson; Mary; brothers, Ralph (Stella), Joseph (Frances), John (Nona), Harold.
Survivors include his daughter, Denise (Barry) Russell-Ford; grandchildren, David James (Brittany) Trueitt, Jacy Carreen Ford, Crystal Dawn, Brandon Michael; great-grandchildren, Noah Gallam, Layla Rogge; special niece & nephews, Shiela & Roger, Robert Sisson; best friend, Johnny Yuma & his wife, Ruth Troyer & their daughters and family.
A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Apison Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the Community Room.
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