Weatherford Democrat

May 21, 2013

Zonrae “Ray” Russell


Weatherford Democrat

Zonrae “Ray” Russell passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Weatherford Regional Medical Center. 

Per Mr. Russell’s request, there will be no funeral services. If you wish to send your condolences to the Russell family, please email to  ZonraeRussell@gmail.com.

Mr. Russell was born on July 25, 1935, in Lewisville, Texas. to John Gilbert Russell and Ruby Edloyce Johnson.

He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1976. After retiring from the military, he worked for 10 years at the Goodyear stores in Mineral Wells and Weatherford. Mr. Russell also worked for 13 years for JCPenney’s in Weatherford.

Mr. Russell is survived by his daughter, Diana Russell-Smith; his son, Deniz Ray Russell; and his grandchildren, Brandon David Russell, Jason Benjamin Smith, Lauren Elizabeth (Smith) Clutter and John Gregory Russell.  He is also survived by his many nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to his nephew, Edker Claborn, and his neighbors, Jose Sanchez and Edna Fielder.

He is preceded in death by his son, Gregory David Russell; his sister, Betty Joyce Gamble; and his brother, Paul Gilbert Russell.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel