Tony Russell

Friday, June 14, 2019
Tony Russell

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. Tony Emmett Russell, 72, died June 13, 2019, at his home.

Born May 20, 1947, in East Prairie, son of the late Argus Ragan and Ardena Mae Noe Russell, he was retired from Worthington Ag Parts in Sikeston. He was a member of the National Guard.

On Jan. 7, 1966, in Dorena, he married Toni Bennett, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Tony Russell II, of East Prairie; one daughter, Christy Grigsby of East Prairie; and three sisters, Joann McCoy of Cordova, Tenn., Dolores Voliva of West Memphis, Ark. and Barbara Tinnon of East Prairie; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Hartsil Russell and Danny Russell; and one sister, Debra Gray.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with David Dowdy officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.

Pallbearers will be: David Peters, Ronnie Byassee, Todd Palmer, David Roach, Brad Eftink and Keith Grigsby.

Honorary pallbearer will be Warren Palmer.

Online condolences may be shared at: www.ponderfuneralhome.com.