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John Simpson Russell, Jr., 89, of Owensboro, KY

OWENSBORO, Ky. - John Simpson Russell, Jr., 89, of Owensboro, KY passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Owensboro Heath Regional Hospital. He was born June 1, 1923 in Willimansett, Massachusetts to the late John S. and Lillian Cook Russell, Sr. He was retired from the City of San Diego, a lifetime member of the VFW and a 25 year U.S. Marine Veteran.

E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant John S. Russell served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He received the following awards: the Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Bar with Two Bronze Stars, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Bar with One Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal with One Silver and Two Bronze Stars (for service from November 22, 1943 to November 21, 1967), China Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with One Silver Star, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Bar, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal for services in Korea, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and Pistol Expert Badge.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys I. Russell (1989), and a step-son, Charles J. Szetela (2007).

Surviving is a granddaughter, Tina Szetala and Husband Kelly Tolson of Owensboro, great grandsons, Johnathon Szetela of Nashville, Jimmy Bell of Bowling Green, Roman Tolson of Owensboro, great great grandson, Julian Szetela and a daughter in law, Carolyn Szetela of Franklin, KY.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 696. The public is welcome. Contributions may be made in memory of John Russell to the D.A.V., PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Share your photos and memories of John Simpson Russell, Jr.at www.haleymcginnis.com.

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