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Tommy R. Russell


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Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Service Location:
Eagles Club


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital and left at the funeral home.

Tommy Ruth (Smith) Russell, age 63, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away at her home on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020. Tommy was born February 25, 1957, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Thomas R Smith and Ruth (Smith) Smith. Tommy attended Flint River Academy in Georgia. Following in her fatherís footsteps, Tommy worked in banking for forty years. She medically retired from Regions Bank as Head Teller in 2008.

Tommy married Ken Russell, on October 21, 2005. She lived most of her life in Georgia, but she and Ken moved to El Dorado Springs eight years ago, gaining a whole new family in the process. As a teenager, Tommy performed as a clown on skis at Cypress Gardens in Georgia. She was also in a band where she played the key board and sang. Tommy was a lifelong fan of the Falcons. She was a member of the Christian Church [Disciples of Christ], where she held various offices including administrative assistant and treasurer. Tommy joined the Eagles in 2013 where she served as treasurer. She enjoyed her part-time job at ATMS.

Tommy was a very loving, caring and compassionate, spunky person. Although Tommy never had any children of her own, she had several adoptive grandbabies including Graham and Brooks Jones and Bryce Judd and Mason Thurman, whom she thoroughly spoiled. She loved her pets; they were her babies.

Preceding Tommy in death were her parents, Thomas & Ruth Smith. Survivors include her husband Ken, of the home; two step-daughters, Melissa Fiain and Kimberly Russellí one sister, Georgia Smith Edwards; one nephew; lifelong friend Ginger Pitts; adoptive nieces, Brenda Warner and Broke Uzdavines; and numerous friends.

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