Age 75, of Owosso, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home.

A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at United Pentecostal Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the church from noon until the service Tuesday.

Roy was born April 7, 1944, to Roy and Doris Russell Sr. in Hampton, Virginia. He married the love of his life, Rebecca Pritt, Feb. 8, 1964; they celebrated 55 years of marriage this year.

During his life, Roy worked for and retired from General Motors. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Roy loved his family dearly and will be remembered for his knack for story-telling.

Roy is survived by his wife, Rebecca Russell; children Doris (Dan) Hanifan, Robert (Erin) Russell and James (Karen) Russell; grandchildren Jonathan, Jordan, Josh, Kevin, Dustin, Cassandra and Seth; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

He was predeceased by his parents.

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