Mr. Gerald O. Russell age 83 of Pekin passed away Friday, February 24 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mr. Russell was born March 26, 1933 in Pekin the son of Sherman and Ora Cress Russell.  He was a retired businessman, farmer and school bus driver for East Washington Schools.  He was a member of Pekin Church of Christ and a Marine veteran.

Gerald is survived by his wife:  Rosemary Glasgow Russell.  They were married August 8, 1970.  He is also survived by a son:  Brad Russell (Carrie) of Pekin, a daughter:  Sarah Ground (Tim) of New Salisbury, four grandchildren:  Emily and Morgan Russell and Olivia and Ella Ground.  He was preceded in death by his brother:  William R. Russell and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.