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Billy Gerald Russell

December 19, 1932 January 30, 2019
Billy  Gerald Russell
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Obituary for Billy Gerald Russell

Billy Gerald Russell, 86, passed from this life on January 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. He was born to parents Larkin Lee and Eva Golden Russell on December 19, 1932 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Billy proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was known by many as “Catfish Bill”, and was the dedicated owner of Catfish Bill’s Restaurant on I-10 in Cloverleaf for many years until moving to Livingston where he opened another successful Catfish restaurant. He and his family enjoyed the business in Livingston for 19 years and made many wonderful family memories there as well. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister, Eber Leon Fariss, Otis Clinton Russell, Elmer Lee Russell, Roy Walton “Jack” Russell, Samuel Frederick Russell, and Edna Grace Ables; first wife and mother of his children, Nellie Faye Arnold Russell; step-sons, Gary Carr, Rusty Carr; grandsons, Christopher Clayton Carr, PFC Kevin Allen Taylor, and Seth Pitts. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara Jane; children, Cathy Russell Williams, Debbie Taylor and husband Don; “son” of the heart, Walker Travis Anders; step-sons, Ronald Carr and special friend Gwen Bayer, Rodney Carr and wife Pat, Clayton Carr and wife Donna, Phillip Carr and wife JoLynn, Rhonda Carr Canfield and husband Philemon; sister, Sarah Pauline Russell Cofer; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even a few great-great-grandchildren. The family invites you to join them for a visitation on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Carter-Conley Funeral Home. Funeral services officiated by Pastor Danny Kilcoyne will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 7, 2019 in the chapel of Carter-Conley Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 2:15 P.M. under the direction of Carter-Conley Funeral Home.


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Visitation

Wednesday

6

Feb

5:00 PM 2/6/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/6/2019 8:00:00 PM
Carter-Conley Funeral Home

13701 Corpus Christi Street
Houston, TX 77015

Carter-Conley Funeral Home
13701 Corpus Christi Street Houston 77015 TX
United States

Service

Thursday

7

Feb

10:00 AM 2/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Carter-Conley Funeral Home

13701 Corpus Christi Street
Houston, TX 77015

Carter-Conley Funeral Home
13701 Corpus Christi Street Houston 77015 TX
United States

Graveside

Thursday

7

Feb

2:15 PM 2/7/2019 2:15:00 PM
Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038

Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston 77038 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Houston National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77038

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston 77038 TX
United States
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