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CENTER – Jerry Lynn Russell, 71, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home with his family at his side. Jerry was born January 19, 1950, the son of the late Dolan “Buddle” and Mary Trowbridge Russell. Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a two brothers, Don and Roger Russell.

Jerry was a Viet Nam veteran serving in the United States Army. He attended and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was very active in the North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department and served on the board of directors. He was retired from Dana Corporation where he worked in the maintenance department.

Jerry was a very easy-going guy and always had an optimistic attitude. He never met a stranger. He was an avid sports fan, especially UK basketball. For twenty years he pulled trucks and during his retirement enjoy working on vehicles.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Teresa Marcum Russell; four children, Tony Russell, Center, Dana (Hugh) Lee, Georgetown, Indiana, Lori (Jacob) Rabbeth, Buffalo, Stephanie Russell, Center; a sister, Sue Strang, Ormond Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren, Ashley Hadley, Jessica Judd, Brooke Lee, Camden Lee, Skye, Serenity, and Saige Williams, Kaison, and Kaiden Rabbeth; six great-grandchildren, Blake, Jaxon, Mason, Tanner, Luke, and Emma.

Funeral services for Jerry Russell will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 25, 2021, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Asbury-Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday at Butler Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the church after 9:00 AM Friday at the church until service time.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Russell. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at

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