James “Albert” Russell, age 76 of Loudon, went to be with his Lord on Sunday September 19, 2021. He was a butcher for over 30 years for the White Store and Food City. He was a member of Jackson Chapel Baptist Church. He loved telling stories, cracking jokes, and making people laugh. He is preceded in death by his parents; Lonnie and Edna Russell, grandson; Taylor Duncan, special friend and nephew; Junior Rolen, brothers; Stanley Russell and Kenny Russell, sisters; Wilma Rolen, Midge Stiles, Juanita Law and Dora Huffine, special friends; Lloyd Jones, Kenny Blankenship, David McCallie, and LeRoy Russell. He is survived by his wife Marie Russell who he married on June 24, 1977, children; Melanie Mahaffey and husband Bobby, Tiny Duncan and husband Frank, James “Bo” Russell, Keith Russell and wife Tammy, Shawna Thompson, Chris Thompson and wife Kelsey, Tony Thompson and wife Shannon, Lora Patterson and husband Gabe, brothers; Mike Russell and Harold Russell, sisters; Mable Thompson and Violet Bivens, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 4-7pm at Loudon Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Bob Kirkland, Rev. Greg Jameson, and Rev. Rick Kirkland officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11am at Union Fork Creek Cemetery with grandson Rev. Gage Patterson officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.loudonfuneralhome.net.