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Russell E. Conn, 86, of Crossville, formerly of Russellville, OH, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at his residence. He was born July 28, 1930, in Russellville, the son of the late John Robert Conn Sr. and Velma (Fryer) Conn. He retired from the US Air Force after serving 28 years. He was also a member of the St. Raphael's Episcopal Church in Crossville and the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394. He graduated from the Russellville High School in 1949 and was an avid golfer.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; brothers, Bobby and Charles Conn; and sisters, Mary Lane, Rebecca Meeker and Helen Bissantz.
Russell is survived by his son, Russell E. Conn of Miami, FL; sister, Libby Neu of Russellville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Pastor Larry Hoop officiating. Military services were held following the service by the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394, PO Box 44, Russellville, OH 45168.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements in Tennessee, and Meeker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Ohio.
Published on May 18, 2017
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