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Mr. Jack Howard Russell, Sr.

Mr. Jack Howard Russell, Sr.
  • February 6, 1938 - December 13, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church.
  • Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church
    3075 Bees Ferry Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Chip, Beth told me about the loss of your father. From reading the obituary, I see where you got your baseball talents and discipline. Your father...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Eddie Porcher - Charleston, SC

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: DT

“Sorry for your loss prayers for you during this difficult time. I will always remember him driving us to games with his small radio dangling from his...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jill Porter Johnson

“The day I enrolled in Murray Vocational School Jack took me under his wing and allowed me to be his little buddy. He was Charleston's football hero...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Russell Lamb - John's Island, SC

“The first day I enrolled at Murray Vocational School Jack made friends with me. He was our football hero and friend to many. Hold Tight the Hand of...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Russell Lamb - John's Island, SC

“Jackie Thinking of you & the Family prayers to all , Jack was such a Great man , Friend & father ! ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Russell Porter - Friend

Jack Howard Russell, Sr. 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Jacqueline C. Russell, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 13, 2021. His funeral service will be held at Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11 AM. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Jack was born February 6, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina, a son of Eddie Russell and Linnie Driggers Russell. He was a retired truck driver with Watkins Motor Lines. A graduate of Murray Vocational School, Jack also attended Charleston High excelling in football and baseball and his sportsmanship earned him the nickname "Jack the Ripper." He also attended Trident Technical College.

Jack honorably served his country prior to the Vietnam Conflict in the US Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. He was a member of Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church; Sea Island Yacht Club and was very active at the St. Andrews Playground during the years that his sons were growing up.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jacqueline C. Russell; his sons, Chip (Tracy) of Murrells Inlet, SC, Tim of Moncks Corner, SC and Rick (Susana) of Fredericksburg, VA. He is also survived by granddaughters: Meghan, Carly and Lorena; grandsons Brandon (Janelle) and Alex; great grandsons Landon and Lucas and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3075 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414.