American Veteran 08

Billy Joe Russell

January 18, 1930 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Billy Joe Russell, 92 of West Salem died on May 8, 2022 in his home surrounded by his family.  Joe was born on January 18th, 1930 in Pardee, VA to parents William & Pearl (Falen) Russell. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. Joe married his wife Maxine A (Winebrenner) Russell on November 26, 1971. He was self employed for 30 years as a plumber, owning Joe Russell Plumbing.

He enjoyed going out on the boat and fishing, hunting, going to the Army reunions, shooting pool, playing poker, traveling with his wife to many places they traveled to 48 states and overseas.

Joe is survived by his wife: Maxine A (Winebrenner) Russell; three children: Sharon (Glenn) King, Dennis Joe (Jan) Russell and Danny Joe Russell (Melissa Reccnio); three step children: Sandy Hartman, Mickey Talbott and Rickey Talbott; grandchildren: Wesley, Sara, Emily, Denver, Katie, Angus, Richard, Ryan, Brain, Laura and Ariel and twenty-two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three sisters: Betty Lovell, Nancy Jennings and Barbra Sue Slaybaugh.

There will be a Graveside Service On Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 10:45AM at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road in Seville. Memorials may be given to James Stevenson American Legion Post 499, 337 Congress Street, West Salem, Ohio  44287 Matteson Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family would find great comfort if you would share a memory of Joe on the funeral home’s website at

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Graveside Service
May 25, 2022

10:45 AM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Road
Seville, Ohio 44273


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