Robert 'Charles' Russell

Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Robert "Charles" C. Russell, 57, of Kewanee, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church, Kewanee, with visitation one hour prior. Cremation will be accorded following services. Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 18, 1955, in Aurora, Ill., the son of George and Maggie Matlock Russell.
Survivors include his sons, Damon Simmons Sr., Kelly Hughes and Dameon Russell; daughter, Roxanna Russell; brother, George Russell; sister, Charity "Froggie" McKnight; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Billy Young.


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