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Russell was born Oct. 10, 1935 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to George and Archie Carlisle of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. He was plasterer and insulator by trade. Russell worked for NASA for 15 years and he and his late wife, Dorothy, started the Antique Mall in Hubbard. He served as City Manager of Hubbard for three years and was a longtime Mason and was a Past Grand Master of Hubbard Lodge 530. Russell was also a military veteran having served in the Army from 1955 to 1957.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Carlisle and his sister, Ada Watkins.
Russell is survived by wife, Rita of Dawson; two sisters, Arbedella Holt and husband, Kenneth of Greenwood, South Carolina and Sandra Woodard of Dunlap, Tennessee; his brother, George Carlisle, Jr. and wife, Gail of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; his two stepsons, Hal Baker and partner, Curtis Henshaw of Liberty, North Carolina and Ross Baker and wife, Karen of Hubbard.
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