Michael Lee Russell

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007

SALISBURY – Michael Lee “Paw Paw” Russell, 64, died Saturday Dec. 23, 2006 at his residence.

He was born Dec. 1, 1942 in Tampa, Fla. To the late Zeda Lee McDaniel Brown and Frank Russell. He graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem and was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1966-1972. He managed a motel in Santa Monica, Calif. and retired in 1996 with disability. He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by son, Michael Brett Russell and wife Jessica of Charlotte; brothers Patrick Russell of Advance, Danny Russell of Tellico-Plains, Tenn. and Kieran Brown of Winston-Salem; and grandchildren Kylie, Victoria, Brandon and Kaitlyn.

Graveside Service: 2 p.m. today at Salisbury National Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Mike Davis, with military honors by the Rowan County Honor Guard.

Visitation: 12:30-1:30 p.m. today at Lyerly Funeral Home.

Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Russell Family.