William K. “Bill” Russell
William K. “Bill” Russell, age 70, of Shelby, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Crestwood Care Center.
Bill was born September 23, 1948 in Troy, Ohio, the son of the late Robert Edward and Thelma (Packman) Russell. He was a 1967 graduate of Troy High School and had been employed as a tool and die maker at Tech Form Industries in Shelby. He was a sprint car mechanic for many years and loved to watch sprint car and NASCAR races. He thoroughly enjoyed watching sports, especially The Ohio State University Buckeyes, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cincinnati Bengals, and certainly all his grandchildren in their activities.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra Lynn “Sandy” (DeLong) Russell, whom he married on June 7, 1975; 3 children: Scott (Erica) Straker of Crestwood, KY, Beth (Marc) Hartz of Shelby, and Becky Russell (Matt Kroft) of Perrysburg; 9 grandchildren: Alec, Nathan, and Jaret Straker, Zack, Tanner, and Conner Hartz, Whitney Vanderpool, and Kaitlyn and Kearsten Morrison; and 2 sisters: Carla (Tim) Manimtim of Port Clinton and Darla Compton of Troy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Earl Allen Russel and Bob Russell.
At Bill’s request, calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and left in care of the funeral home.
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