Thomas “Tom” Clayton Russell, 74, of Marietta, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Tom was born July 28, 1942 in Greeley, Colorado, to parents Fred and Mary (Shern) Russell. He graduated from East High School in Pueblo, Colorado in 1960, and shortly left thereafter to serve in the U.S. Army for a 4-year term. After serving in the military, he worked in a bakery, and in a steel mill in Pueblo, all while attaining his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Southern Colorado State College in March 1972. He moved to Georgia in 1973 and worked as a Certified Public Accountant until he retired.
He had a love for fishing and watching his favorite television series, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. He was highly skilled in a number of areas and loved working with his hands. He was talented and determined in all aspects of his life. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, spouse, and son. He is preceded in death by his father Fred Russell, brothers Freddie Russell, Jr. and Paul Russell; and first wife, Dagmar Karin. He is survived by his mother Mary L. Russell; sister Joyce Wilson (Ben); spouse Martha Russell; children Judith Sanders (Wayne), Barbara Russell, Christine Brown, Thomas Russell, Jr. (Suzy), and Jennifer Sweat; stepchildren Charles Colonna, Gary Colonna, Juanita Colonna, Martha Ann Givens (Chris); grandchildren Kathryn Brown, Dylan Brown, Christian Sweat and Alyssa Sweat, and a host of several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive loved ones for visitation at 10:00 a.m. on May 31, 2017, at Bible Baptist Church, with the service to follow at 11:30 a.m.
Bible Baptist Church 2025 Eula Dr. NE Marietta, Georgia 30066
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