05/19/1944 - 08/08/2019
Visitation: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home in Junction City
Funeral service: 1 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City
Burial: Junction City Cemetery
Russell Leslie Wilson, 75, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born in Lincoln County on May 19, 1944 to the late Calvert and Dora Saylor Wilson. He worked for Alltech as a shipping and receiving clerk and attended First Church of the Nazarene in Lancaster, Kentucky. He enjoyed family gatherings, traveling and storytelling. Russell loved God, family and America. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran and the fact that he served his country for the freedom of U.S. citizens as a member of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Sibbie Ellen Trent Wilson; two sisters, Florence Wilson, Wanda Smith; three brothers, Alfred, Harold and Raymond Wilson.
He is survived by a son, Les ( Heather) Wilson of Parksville; three daughters, Barbara Robbins of Parksville, Rebecca (Billy) Abell of Harrodsburg, Kay (Tony) Osborne of Lancaster; a sister, Clara Brown of Florida; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; beloved friend, like a son, Joe Foley of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephew.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Bro. Mel Young and Bro. Norm Smith will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tyler Trent, Michael Robbins, Billy Abell, Zak Wilson, Ricky Martin, Chanse Murphy and Mac Abell. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home in Junction City. Memorial donations are suggested to Stith Funeral Home.