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Booker T. Russell Jr.

August 17, 1941 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 79)

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     BOOKER T. RUSSELL JR. was born on August 17, 1941 in Austin, Texas.  

     At the age of 79, Mr. Russell passed away on March 19, 2021. Mr. Russell is survived by his wife, Evelyn M. Russell.  Mr. and Mrs. Russell were married 60 years.  The Russells have four children, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

     Mr. Russell was an avid baseball fan . . . he loved and played the game; and watching sports was one of his favorite pastimes. 

     He also loved the game of football, and was a dedicated Little League Football Coach. 

     Everyone that knew Mr. Russell, admired his innovative and resourceful spirit as he crafted all types of things with his gifted hands.  Fascinated with the latest trends, Mr. Russell could spend hours walking the aisles of Home Depot to learn what would best compliment his joy of constructing and creating!

     Most important of all his traits, Mr. Russell was a kind-hearted man that was loved by those whose paths he crossed.  Mr. Russell's spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved him; they will miss him forever.

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April 1, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Phillips-Upshaw & Richard Funeral Home (Richard Chapel)
1410 E 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Funeral Service
April 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church
4301 Tannehill Lane
Austin, TX 78721

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
April 2, 2021

Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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