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Donnie Lynn Russell

April 2, 1952 May 3, 2022
Donnie Lynn Russell
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Obituary for Donnie Lynn Russell

Donnie Lynn Russell,70, a longtime resident of Altus, Oklahoma passed away May 3, 2022, in Granfield, Oklahoma.

Donnie was born in Altus, Oklahoma on April 2, 1952, to his parents Lloyd Russell and Hazel (Allen) Russell. He grew up in Blair and Olustee and graduated from Altus High School. Following graduation, Donnie attended college in Plainview, Texas where he earned his bachelor's degree from Wayland Baptist University in pastoral care. He had incredible knowledge and understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Donnie decided to fulfill his patriotic duty to our country and joined the United States Navy. During his military career, he was stationed on both the USS Saratoga and the USS America. During his time in the Navy, Donnie got to travel the world and at every port would make sure to send his beloved nieces and nephews presents and postcards. He treasured his time in the Navy but missed his family. Upon returning to civilian life, Donnie went to work for Rent City in Altus for a number of years and then was employed by the City of Altus in the Parks & Recreation Division.

Outside of work, Donnie liked fishing but the thing he enjoyed most was spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews whom he treasured being with more than anything. To Donnie, his nieces and nephews were like his kids except he could spoil them and send them home.

His kind heart and gentle demeanor will be remembered by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Russell; his brother, Jackie Russell; his sister, Brenda Russell (Shirley), niece, Sharon Ring, and great-nephew, Abel Maxwell.

Donnie is survived by his mother, Hazel Russell of Altus, Oklahoma; one brother, Odie Russell and his wife, Carolyn of Hobbs, NM; three nieces Cathy and husband Ray of Blair, OK, Sandra Fox of Lubbock, TX, Jenny Kubicek of Electra, TX; three nephews, Jackie Russell of Altus, Oklahoma, Rickey Russell of Hobbs, NM, Jared Kubicek of Lubbock, TX, five great-nieces, Jennica and husband Mikey Maxwell of Sayre, OK, Della and husband Jeff Loveland of Ardmore, OK, Hannah Daniels of Electra, TX, Amanda Russell of Hobbs, NW, Christian Russell of Wilson, OK, six great-nephews, Justin and wife Cassie Brooks of Norman, OK, Robert Russell of Hobbs, NW, Gary Fox of Lubbock, TX, Billy Fox, of Lubbock, TX, Isaac Kubicek of Electra, TX, Eli Kubicek of Electra, TX; and numerous great-great-great nieces and nephews as well as other relatives, and friends.

A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Altus, Oklahoma with Pastor Brent Logan officiating.

Services are under the direction of Lowell - Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus, Oklahoma.

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2:00 PM 5/25/2022 2:00:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church

800 Forrest St.
Altus, OK 73521

Emmanuel Baptist Church
800 Forrest St. Altus 73521 OK
United States
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