November 9, 1976 - May 20, 2018
Herbert Lee "Bucky" Russell Jr., 41, of Columbus, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2018. Bucky was a former Petty Officer second class in the United States Navy, serving his country along with many men and women on the USS George Washington; he worked as a mentor and advocate for many young people and veterans with several organizations in Columbus. He was born in Fairmont, WV, on November 9, 1976, to the late Evelyn Sue McMasters Russell-Massey and Herbert Lee Russell Sr. of Fairmont. Bucky grew up on the outskirts of Worthington where he attended North Marion High School. He continued that education at Fairmont State, Carver Career Center, and AME "A" school at the center for Naval Aviation Technical training. In late 2015, Bucky moved to Columbus to be closer to his children, Lillian Eubanks and Ethan Russell; over the past two years, Bucky enjoyed making memories with his kids and being a great father. He was the grandson of the late Mary and Frank Barniak, John and Francis Russell, and Francis and Frances McMasters. Left to mourn his passing, in addition to his children, are two sisters: Juanita D and Larry Grubbs, of Charleston, and Crystal Dawn Edwards and Denny Welsh, of Fairmont; six nephews: Jacob and Summer McMasters, of Virginia; Sean and Jeannie Grubbs of Charleston; Claude, Dillon, Brandon Grubbs of Charleston; and Joey Welsh, of Fairmont; stepfather Roger Lee Massey, of Saint Albans; five great-nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, shipmates, as well as friends from all over. In keeping with his family's wishes, his body will be cremated. The family welcomes visitors from 9am to 11am at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 6th; a memorial service will be held at 11am at Carpenter and Ford, with Pastor Nathan Barker officiating. Donations for Bucky's funeral expenses may be sent to Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home at 209 Merchant Street in Fairmont.
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