Birth Date: September 11, 1931
Death Date: August 12, 2018
Roy Russell, 86, of Decatur, IL, passed away August 13, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Roy was born September 11, 1931 in Sulphur Lick, KY, the son of Carter and Laura (Frazier) Russell. He married Norma Binkley on December 17, 1975 in Decatur, IL.
Roy was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War era. He worked as a train dispatcher for Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Roy was a Life Member of American Legion Post #105 and Life Member and Past commander of VFW Post # 99.
Surviving are his wife, Norma; step children, Chuck Binkley (Diane) of Decatur, IL, Johnny Ray Binkley (Debbie) of Decatur, IL; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, one brother, four sisters and one grandchild.
Graveside funeral services will be held, 2:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2018 at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, IL.
Memorials: Donor’s Choice.
The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Roy. Condolences may be left to his family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.