Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:27 pm
The Messenger, December 19, 2011
Joel Devoid Russom, 66, of Kenton passed from this life Dec. 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Laneview Baptist Church of Kenton with the Rev. Darryl Marcle officiating. Interment followed in Sunnyside Cemetery of Kenton.
He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Hardeman County, son of the late Paul Devoid and Mary Lou (Foster) Russom. He was a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer. He also worked as a car dealer.
He is survived by his spouse, Faye (Stanfill) Russom; three children and their spouses, Karla and Allen Garner, Edward and Kathy Belew and Bett Jewell; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Hannah Grace Garner, Bryce Garner, Olivia Garner, Cassie and Philip Prestininzi, Leah Yarbro, Brittney Belew and Heather and Will Allen; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Prestininzi, Nevaeh Allen, Nevaen Allen, Natalya Allen and Cooper Yarbro; his sister and brother-in-law, Junel and Jimmy Viniard of Dyersburg; and three nephews and their spouses, Brad and LaDonna Russom, Randy and Jennifer Russom and Rod and Tammy Russom.
He was also preceded in death by his son, John Belew Jr.; his grandchild, Adam Belew; and two brothers, Curtis Russom and Leo Russom.
Karnes & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.