SFC(Ret.)Ollie Lee Russell January 31, 1955- October 10, 2016 Columbus, GA- SFC(Ret.) Ollie Lee Russell, 61, of Columbus, GA passed Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Midtown Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10:00AM Tuesday. October 18, 2016 at TIC Chapel, Fort Benning GA. Interment with full military honors will follow at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, AL according to Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus, 706-327-9293. Visitation will be today, Monday, October 17, 2016 from 1:00PM-7:00PM at the funeral home. SFC Russell was born to Daisy and the late James Russell on January 31, 1955 in Madison, MS. SFC Russell dedicated 20 plus years of service to the United States Army faithfully and honorably. It was during that time that he met and married Crystal Renee Russell January 31, 1978. Ollie and Crystal Russell made Columbus GA their permanent home in 1995, when he retired from the U. S. Army at the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. SFC Russell continued his career in management at Lowe's. Between the years 2002 – 2016 SFC Russell took on yet another title, grandfather. He considered his grandchildren one of his greatest accomplishments and was a proud grandfather of six, 3 girls and 3 boys. SFC Russell was also preceded in death by two brothers, Milton Price and Jessie Russell. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Russell;daughters Tamekia Short (Michael), Ronmekia Russell, and Omekia Russell; grandchildren Jaelin Russell, Eva Price, Kayla Price, Jacobi Redding, Noah Short, and Abigail Short; his mother Daisy Russell and his siblings, Willie J. Russell (Kathleen), Ridgeland MS, Carl E Russell, Clinton MS, Fred Russell (Annette), Leon Russell, Edith D. Russell (Willie) all of Jackson MS, Ella R Jones (Jimmy), Gluckstadt MS, and James Otis Towers (Dolly Sutton), Cahokia IL and a host of family and many dear friends.
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