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Thomas Earl Russell

Thomas Earl Russell, 69, of Spencer passed from this life on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville.

Earl was born Wednesday, February 20, 1946 in Spencer. He was the son of the late Henry Russell and Delphia Mae Morris Russell.

Earl is survived by his wife, Paulette Johnson Russell of Spencer; two children, Tony Russell of McMinnville and Robbie Charlene Russell of Gainesboro; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Minton, Carolyn Cope, and Charlotte Corvin; five sister-in-laws, Shelba Smith, Margie Ladd, Notie Cunningham, Caroletta Ray, Lorene Russell; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Eugene Russell.

The funeral service was held Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bruce Corvin and Wayne Sullivan officiating. Interment was in Spencer Town Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Arrangements were entrusted to Spencer Funeral Home in Spencer.

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