Russell, Dennis Jr.

Mr. Dennis Russell, Jr., 89, of Forest Park, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. Dennis retired from Ford Motor Company with 30 years of service. An avid basketball fan, he registered as an official with Georgia High School Basketball in 1954.

Dennis later became a supervisor of officials with Georgia College Basketball Officials Association and held a Life Membership with IAABO (International Association of Approved Basketball Officials).

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Russell, Sr., and Elphie Crumley Russell; his wife of 70 years, Sena Russell, and his siblings. He is survived by his son, Richard and his wife, Faye; two granddaughters, Robin and her husband, Nat McCall, and Leighann Russell; one great-grandson, Mac McCall, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Dennis will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., in the Parkway Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Mauthe officiating. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Park. Dennis’ family will receive friends at Parkway Garden Chapel TODAY (Friday, Feb. 24), from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. Parkway Garden Chapel has charge of the funeral services for Mr. Dennis Russell, Jr.