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Clarence L. "Coon" Russell of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Clarence L. and Veda Lucille (Simmons) Russell on February 19, 1945 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and passed from this life on August 5, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years.
Coon grew up and attended school at Parks and Elmore City. He worked in all aspects of the oil field for many years. On June 4, 1967, Coon married Florence Evelyn Fowler in Antioch, Oklahoma.
In his spare time he enjoyed raising chickens, fishing, and gardening. Coon loved to collect antiques and build things. He especially loved to aggravate anyone he could and would always help anyone in need.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife, Florence Evelyn Russell of the home; 3 sons: Dennis Russell and wife Cindy of Elmore City, Oklahoma, Johnny Russell and wife Beth of Elmore City, Oklahoma, and Chris Russell of Elmore City, Oklahoma; brother, James "Oop" Russell and wife Judy of Ocoee, Florida; sisters: Wilma McWhirter of Lexington, Oklahoma, and Sue Johnson and husband Stanley of Elmore City, Oklahoma; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including John Michael, Jessie Renea, Jason Ryan and Clayton Russell and wife Samantha of Elmore City, Oklahoma; and a host of family and friends.
Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents C.L. and Veda Russell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hershell and Delta Mae Fowler; brothers Joe Kenneth Russell and Billy Don Russell; brother-in-law: Jerry McWhirter; and sisters Barbara Clark and Geraldine Russell.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. View Full Gospel with Bro. Ron Martin officiating.
Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 8, 2017
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