Rev. Jimmy Russell

The Rev. Jimmy Lee Russell, 64, of Buckhannon, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1949, in Buckhannon, a son of Eva Arlene Simmons Russell Perine of Buckhannon and the late Bradford “Abe” Russell.

On Nov. 3, 1968, he married Martha J. Koon, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Timothy Russell and wife, Janilce, of Coconut Creek, Fla.; two daughters, Andrea Smith and husband, Craig, of Buckhannon and Tonya Solomon and husband, Tim, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two grandsons, Caleb Russell of Coconut Creek and Joel Smith of Buckhannon; five granddaughters, Jasmine, Jacqueline and Johnna Smith, all of Buckhannon, Emma Solomon of Ft. Myers and Flavia Torres of Coconut Creek; three brothers, Bobby Russell and wife, Debbie, of Tallmansvill, and Johnny Russell and wife, Mary, and Paul Russell, all of Buckhannon; and one sister, Janice Jenkins and husband, George, of Hackers Creek.

Jimmy was a supervisor for the West Virginia Dept. of Highways. He was a Ordained Minister in the West Virginia District of the Pentecostal Church of God and a member and Pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Church on Stony Run, Buckhannon. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Vietnam Helicopters Crew Members Assoc.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Faith Tabernacle Church, with Pastor Lestor Boylen officiating. Burial will follow in the Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery, Ten Mile, with the Upshur County Honor Guard providing military honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.