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Wednesday October 12th, 2022
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Thursday October 13th, 2022

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Keith Lamar Russell

Keith Lamar Russell, age 84, of Laurens and husband of the late Melbra “Meg” Dorn Russell, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at PRISMA Health Laurens County Hospital.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late George Franklin and Gladys Townsend Russell. Keith was a US Navy Veteran, retired as a truck driver for Laurens Glass and Swafford Trucking, and was a Shriner and Mason with the Rossie Walker Masonic Lodge #354. He was an avid gardener, loved telling stories and loved cheering on the Clemson Tigers and the Atlanta Braves. 


He is survived by: children, Jackie Riegel of Laurens, Shea Taylor of Laurens, Marty Russell (Amy) of Iva; grandchildren, Chase Taylor (Ashleigh), Jordan Riegel (Cady), Tyler James, Taeler Mack (Michael), Peytan Smith (Zack), Maddux Riegel, Brody Russell, Blakely Russell, and Branyon Russell; great grandchildren, Taton, Damaris, Denver, Ayla, Brystol, Alden and Wrenleigh. 


In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by sisters, Barbara Russell and Janelle Stevenson and a brother, G. Frank Russell.  


Visitation will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary & Crematory, Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. 


A graveside service with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 2:00 PM, at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. J.D. Putman, Jr., Rev. Ronnie Blackwell and Rev. Roger Phillips. 


The family will be at the home of Jackie Riegel, 102 Mitchell St., Laurens.


Memorials may be made to VFW, 763 East Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Keith Russell

Maudie Gilliam Oct 16 2022 12:29 PM

Prayers for Marty Russell and the entire family. Reading this obituary, it is not difficult to tell where Marty got his interest in serving others and love of sports. Prayers and sympathies to all.

Jeff Craft Oct 14 2022 1:21 AM

Keith is a great guy he will be missed.

jself Oct 12 2022 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Russell

Christy Coates Oct 12 2022 2:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Russell

Trish Pinochet Oct 12 2022 12:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Russell

Emily Jarrard Oct 12 2022 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Russell

Ann-Aultman Simmons Oct 11 2022 3:25 PM

Dear Russell Family, So sorry to see Keith's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe and Joy Kirby Oct 11 2022 11:32 AM

Jackie,Shea and family I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pat Mattison Hartsell Oct 11 2022 11:26 AM

My heart and prayers go out to Jackie, Shea and all the family. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.

Celeste Culbertson Oct 10 2022 9:59 PM

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