Talmadge Lee Russell

Talmadge Lee Russell

January 17, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Talmadge Lee Russell, 85, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Baptist Health Corbin.  Born January 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Charlie and Deema Russell.

He was a 50-year member of the Tri-County Baptist Church in West Chester, OH.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his two sons: Michael D. Russell and Ronnie L. Russell, and by three brothers and one sister.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Opal J. Russell.  (They would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on September 2.)  He is also survived by one brother: Clyde Russell of California; three brothers-in-law: Clyde Yates and wife Nancy of Corbin, Dusty Yates and wife Ruth of Florida, and Dwight Yates and wife Linda of Corbin; several nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and his “furry companion,” Watt.  He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 3, 2017, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Max Cox officiating.  Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.


  • Dave and Val Wilson
    Posted at 00:33h, 02 September Reply

    Our dear friend, Opal, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss of Talmadge. We sure loved having you both as neighbors….Always so generous to answer a question, help with a lawn mower or let us borrow your gas stove to cook some chicken in when ours decided to not work…And I think that was right before we moved to Mason in 1992. We did not know Ronnie and Mike has passed. We know living back in Corbin will help to ease your grief. We will be in prayer for you in the days and weeks ahead, that God would be your refuge, giving you peace as the days move forward. Deeply Saddened, The Dave Wilson Family 9/1/17

  • Michele Tillapaugh
    Posted at 20:37h, 02 September Reply

    Opal, my heart goes out to you at this most diffcult time. Tal was a wonderul man, great father, good husband and wonderful neighbor. I know of no one else more prepared to meet their Maker than Tal was. I pray now that God hold you in the palm of His Hand, keep you close and grant you comfort in this time of sorrow. I will pray for you everyday. I miss you both so much but am so glad you are with family to care for you and keep you company. God Bless you Opal. Love, Michele and Lee and Ezra.

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