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Mark Wesley Russell


Age 55
Funeral services for Mark Russell will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Rev. John Montgomery will officiate.
Interment will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038. Military Funeral Honors will be provided by the United States Air Force.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020, with the family present, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Russell passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at his residence in Marquez.
Mark Wesley Russell was born on November 29, 1965 in Aurora, Illinois. He moved to Texas in 1979. Mark attended school and graduated from Galena Park North Shore High School Class of 1983. He then served our country in the United States Air Force for four years; and later obtained a degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. Mark worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years before moving to Jewett in 2010. He worked for Brookshire Bros. in Jewett and was currently the assistant manager. Mark enjoyed fishing and yard work; he was an avid reader. He was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by his mother, Carol Russell of Lake Limestone; his daughter, Leilani Russell; his sister, Susan Puett & husband Kent of College Station; one niece, Shannen Harrivel & husband Kyle; one nephew, Andrew Puett; and one great-nephew, Gavin Harrivel.
Mr. Russell is preceded in death by his father, Leon Russell; his maternal grandparents, Cloide & Mildred Morrison; and his paternal grandparents, Bill & Charlotte Russell.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or leave a message for the family.

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