Robert C. Russell - Memorial

My father Robert Russell was a man of faith and honor. Since his spinal injury in 2005, he has been an inspiration of faith and hope. He did not let his injury and limitations stop him from bringing joy and compassion to both strangers, friends, and family. No matter what the circumstance was he would take the time to listen and help in any way he could. When he wasn't bedbound, he enjoyed visiting wounded veterans at the VA hospital every Wednesday night, he would bring in pizza and other snacks and talk about life and faith.

He loved many things in life. He loved playing, coaching and watching football,
basketball, and baseball. He loved food a lot, because it was one of the few things in life he could decide and have control over after his injury. He loved discussing the Bible with anyone at any point in time. He loved watching Clint Eastwood and John Wayne films and many other westerns.

He was proud of his country and believed in serving his country so he enlisted in the army. During his service, he received the highest level of marksmanship during basic training.

He taught me morals, principles, and how being a person of your word are extremely important. Sometimes doing the right thing isn't easy but needs to be done in order to grow.

Most of all he taught me the importance of forgiveness, both God's forgiveness of man and man's forgiveness to each other.

Jesus Christ is his lord and his savior and he is with him now walking with him in his glory.

He was the most generous man I've known. It breaks my heart thinking of the fact of how generous and loving he was, but in the end the ones that were supposed to care for him and protect him, took almost everything financially, but even then he spoke of forgiveness through God's grace and love for what was done to him.

He truly was and still is my hero and role model for my child and others he has impacted.

If my father has impacted you in any way and you would like to show your appreciation we ask that you make a donation that will go towards memorial and burial expenses.


Jared Russell
San Diego, CA

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