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Gary C. Russell, Casey County, KY (1932-2017)

He cherished his family, loved his friends, and never met a stranger.
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Gary C. Russell, age 84, of Liberty, KY passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2pmCT/3pmET, on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at McKinney Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Kim and Rodney Koger officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12pm-2pmCT/1pm-3pmET, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately.

Gary C. Russell, Casey County, KY (1932-2017)

He was born November 23, 1932, in Casey County, KY. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Russell. He died Monday, September 4, 2017, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 84 years, nine months, and 12 days.

Gary was a Univerity of Kentucky graduate, earning two degrees, Agriculture and Engineering. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and was based in Augsburg, Germany. His professional career included building materials sales, partner in a kitchen manufacturing company, and electrification projects with Kentucky Utililities.

He married the love of his life of 63 years, Mary Patria Lee, on March 19, 1954. They traveled the world, made lifelong friendships, and enjoyed the life they made together. They had 2 children, a son, Gary Mark (Lisa) Russell of Chattanooga, TN; a daughter, Leeann Foster Russell, of Memphis, TN; and 1 grandson, John Mark (Danielle) Russell of Richmond, KY. He cherished his family, loved his friends, and never met a stranger.

He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church were he served on many committees, sang in the choir, and was passionate about helping his congregation and community. He was a Mason and a Shriner, and was active and served as an officer with the National Association of Homebuilders and the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association.

Gary was an antique car enthusiast, avid UK fan, practical joker, and could always be spotted wearing a smile. He lived a full life and will be truly missed by all the lives he touched.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, 108 Hustonville Street, Liberty, KY 42539.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Gary C. Russell, Casey County, KY (1932-2017)

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