William Earl Russell Sr. was born on March 18, 1956 to Rebecca Stewart and William E. Russell. William Earl was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Central Senior High School where he graduated as a “MIGHTY BLUE EAGEL” in 1974. William Earl enlisted with the United States Army being honorably discharged in 1975. He was employed for many years with the Kansas City Fire Department, KC Public Works and the Post Office. William Earl was united in marriage to his love Wanda Ann, on April 9, 2009. William Earl loved to bowl and spend time with family and friends. William Earl departed this life on October 9, 2019. He was preceded in transition by his parents William E. Russell and Rebecca Stewart; aunt Martha Siggers; uncle Earl Russell; grandparents William and Fannie Russell, Frances Reid; sister Billie Russell; brothers James and David Stewart. William leaves to cherish his memories wife Wanda Ann Russell, son William Earl Russell Jr; one brother Richard Stewart; two sisters Patsy Hutton and Dinna Russell; niece Donna Hyche, Martrice Hutton and Felecia Harrison; nephews Derrick Hutton, Michael Harrison, and James Stewart; 14 great nieces and nephews; special friends Stan Harrison, Timothy Gethers, Roger Harrison and Clifford Jones.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel 1800 East Linwood Blvd. KCMO. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Interment 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
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