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Gaylord Russell

Gaylord James “Jim” Russell, 76, of Moberly, MO passed away December 26, 2019 at The Arbors in Moberly. Jim was born October 20, 1943 in Burlington, IA to Gaylord and Minnie Freeburg Russell. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1962. Following graduation, he married Eva Ferrel. Although they later separated, they shared two children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eva remained a constant source of comfort to Jim during his final illness. Jim worked many years as an engineer for ACCO in Iowa and Orscheln Products and Dura Manufacturing in Moberly, MO. After retiring, he enjoyed his hobby of woodworking, and making furniture for family members. He also spent many hours on another favorite hobby, restoring classic cars. Those cars were his pride and joy! He took them to car shows every weekend during the summers, where he met and made a lot of friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Russell. He is survived by his children, Jacqueline Barron (Jamie Searcy) of Renick, Michael Russell (Dawn) of Callahan, FL; grandchildren, Ashley Ferguson (Aaron) of Moberly, Joshua Barron and Nickolas Russell of Columbia, Zachary Russell (Taylor) of Hannibal, MO, Joseph and Noah Russell, Mindy Williams (Chris) of Callahan, FL and Justin Dwight of San Jose, CA; eleven great-grandsons, and a sister, Esther Snelling, Fairfield, IA. Services for Jim will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly followed by inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions in honor of Jim would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, C/O Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Jim & I first meet when I started working at Flexcon back in 79 or 80. He ended up being my boss. As a rowdy married kid who knew it all Jim and I butted heads. However we became the best of friends. Jim taught me a lot. R.I.P JIM Prayers and Comfort to Eva, Jackie & family. Ron Barron

Ron Barron Dec 30 2019 9:53 AM

I am sorry to hear of Jims passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family he will be missed R.I.P. Jim

Quentin Pruden Dec 29 2019 10:34 AM

To Jim's family, I am so sorry to hear this about Jim. We were in the same Graduating Class at Fairfield High School. After Graduation I lost track of himas I moved away from Fairfield but I was very happy to see him at our 50th Class Reunion. I forget what car he brought to our Pre Union Car Show but it was beautiful. In talking to him he told me a lot of his car experiences and how he enjoyed fixing them up for show. Jim will be missed by many he was a very talented man. RIP JIM

Tom Best Dec 28 2019 1:30 PM