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Russell "Rusty" Hartsell

October 8, 1957 — March 1, 2023

Locust

Russell "Rusty" Joe Hartsell, 65, of Locust, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.

Rusty was born October 8, 1957 in Stanly County, NC to Betty Ruth Kluttz Hartsell and the late Fetzer Eugene Hartsell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, March 3, 2023 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11:00 am at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Stanfield officiated by Rev. Dr. Carey Snellings. Rusty will lie-in-state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow at the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery at 12568 Philadelphia Church Rd., Stanfield.

Survivors include wife, Karen Hartsell of Locust, NC; children, Angie (Dwain) Connell, John (Lesley) Hartsell, Amy (Mark) Lisk; grandchildren, Emily Connell, Katherine Connell, and Sarah Connell, Lukas Scott, Meadow Scott, and Maverick Scott, Eli Lisk, Everly Lisk, and Ava Lisk; mother, Betty Ruth Kluttz Hartsell; brother, Gary (Janet) Hartsell; sister, Beth Adkins; cousin who was a brother, Paul Kluttz; and many nieces and nephews.

Rusty was a choir member, a Deacon, and was very active in Men's Mission work at Philadelphia Baptist Church.  He was an adventurous person who enjoyed golf, camping, and playing practical jokes, especially with his grandkids.  Rusty was a commercial builder in the southeast, and he focused on large projects with intricate masonry work.  He was especially proud of his work on college campuses, military facilities, and at the CATS Transit Station.

Memorials may be made to Men on Missions Ministry, Philadelphia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 280, Stanfield, NC 28163.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hartsell family.

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

Service Schedule

Past Services

Lie in State

Saturday, March 4, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Philadelphia Baptist Church (Philadelphia Church Rd)

NC

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Hartsell Funeral Home - Midland

NC

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