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Dillon Russell, Jr

September 9, 1929 — April 24, 2023

Dillon Brown Russell, 93, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, April 24, 2023 at the VA Hospital in Salisbury.

Dillon was born September 9, 1929 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late Dillon Brown Russell Sr. and the late Eunice Poplin Russell.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Ernest E. Russell, and son, Grant Gene Russell.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. A graveside service will be on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle, officiated by Reverend Tony Owens.

Dillon was a good husband and a wonderful father.  God was the most important thing in Dillon's life, followed by his loving family.  He was a very family-centered man who served his nation and his church community.

Survivors include wife, Genoal Russell; son, Gary Kent Russell; daughter, Lisa (Rusty) Myers; daughter-in-law, Sandra Simmons Russell; grandchildren, Matthew Dillon Russell, Megan Howard, Breanna Myers; great-grandson, Leo Blones; niece, Vallie Taylor and nephew Ernie Russell.

Donations may be made to the Rowan Helping Ministries and VA Hospital of Salisbury.

The family would like to extend a special gratitude to the staff at the VA Hospital of Salisbury for the amazing care they gave to Dillon during his 2 month stay.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dillon Russell, Jr, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle

522 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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