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A. Eugene "Gene" Russell

July 25, 1931 — March 21, 2022

A. Eugene “Gene” Russell, age 90 of Maryville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at his home. Gene was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was Vice President and General Manager of Dillard Paper Company. Gene was the past president of West Knoxville Rotary Club and was a Gideon for over 30 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be deeply missed. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Stella Russell; brother, David H. Russell. Survived by his wife of 68 years, JoAnn Russell; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Nancy Russell, Brent and Lisa Russell, Tim and Roxanna Russell; grandchildren, Caleb and Hannah Russell, Andersen and husband, Michael Gibbons, Bryce Russell and wife, Sema Kazarian, Cole Russell, Chloe Warner and husband, Hudson Warner, Tate Russell, Kylie Russell Greer and husband, Logan Greer; great-grandchildren, Quinlyn Gibbons, Stella Warner, Luke Russell. Friends may come by to sign the register book and pay their respects from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2022 at Smith Parlor A. Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2022 at Hampton Hall, 1410 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Burnett officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of A. Eugene "Gene" Russell please visit our Sympathy Store.
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