James Wilkie ‘Jim’ Russell II


Mr. James Wilkie “Jim” Russell II, 81, a resident of Brown Avenue in Belington, departed this life Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. Death was following a short illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1936, at Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late James Wilkie Sr. and Martha Jane Wheaton Russell. He was united in marriage to the former Janet Tallman Coulter, who survives at their residence.

He is survived by six sons, James W. Russell III of Reno, Nevada, John Michael Russell of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, Jeffrey Allen Russell of Gravette, Arkansas, Joseph Charles Russell of Reno, Nevada, Steven John Coulter and wife, Julie, of Parma, Ohio, and Kevin James Coulter and wife, Tracy, of North Royalton, Ohio; two daughters, Kathleen Ann Russell Ashbridge of Reno, Nevada, and Karen Lynn Russell Crib and husband, Steve, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina; five sisters, Barbara Ann Russell of Arlington, Texas, Joyce Delano of Cleveland, Ohio, Judy Defazio of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Janice Maenza and Kathleen Russell both of Parma Heights, Ohio; one brother, Daniel Russell of Arlington, Texas; one sister-in-law, Genevieve Arbogast of Belington; and three brothers-in-law, Herman Tallman of Niceville, Florida, Larry Tallman and wife, Bridget, and Gary Tallman, all of Belington. Additional survivors include 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant sister; one sister, Debbie Detingo; and one brother, Martin Ronald Russell.

Jim was a high school graduate before entering the military. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served from 1953-1957 on the USS Damato. He was owner and operator of Jamo’s Restaurant and JR’s Letter Press printing business located in Arlington, Texas that he owned for 12 years. He also was the operator and supervisor for 23 years at Deluxe Check Printers from which he retired. He attended Faith Deliverance Ministries Church in Belington for eight years. He enjoyed volunteering at the community food pantry through the church. Jim was an avid rock hound, loved wood carving and really enjoyed making jewelry. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends will be received from Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington from 5-9 p.m. today and again Thursday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Ware officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington where military rites will be accorded by the Belington American Legion Post 96 and the U.S. Navy.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Wilkie “Jim” Russell II.