In memory of
William Brown Russell III August 3, 1943- October 5, 2016 William was born August 3rd, 1943 in Silver City New Mexico to William and Doris Russell. He attended Silver City High Schooll in 1961 and furthered his education at Western New Mexico University. William came to San Francisco California in 1963 to attend mortuary college. After finishing his education William came to Merced and worked at Ivers & Alcorn from 1968 till 1998. William was a past president and charter member of the Castle-Atwater Kiwanis club. He was active in the Merced trade club, the Italo American club and Club Mercedes. William was an avid model railroader, he also enjoyed model trucks and old cars. Over the years William was featured in various newspapers and magazines for his elabrate trainsets built by he and his close friends. William is survived by his wife Judy, son Christopher Russell and his wife Ellie Russell of Merced, Ca, six grandchildred, Paige, Brian, Katelyn, Kevin, Bailey, and Berkley. William was preceded in death by his parents William and Doris as well as his sister Brenda. www.cvobituaries.com
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