Roger D. Russell, 74, of Chillicothe died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Aug. 1, 1938, in Peoria to Linus and Mildred (Crotz) Russell, he married Crystal A. Russell on June 1, 1958, in Lacon. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Anita (Jack) Hart of Sparland and Cindy Berg of Chillicothe; one son, Jimmie Russell of Kuttawa, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Diane K. Holt of Marshall, Texas.
He was retired from J.T. Fennell, where he worked for more than 25 years. He owned Russell Disposal in Chillicothe for more than 10 years, which is now Wigand.
He was a member of the Chillicothe Sportsman Club, the 15 Club in Lacon and a former member of the Casting Club.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Lacon Congregational Church. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Ross Wyman will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lenzmemorialhome.com.