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Robert Vernon Russell

July 17, 1932 ~ July 19, 2019 (age 87)


Robert Vernon Russell, 87, of Harkers Island, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay.

Mr. Russell was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #109 A.F. & A.M. of Beaufort and served in the US Coast Guard. He worked at Cherry Point for 26 years as an Aircraft Propeller Mechanic. He then went on to work for 20 years as a Harkers Island Bridge attendant before officially retiring.

A graveside service with Masonic Rites will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Vergie Mae Cemetery in Harkers Island.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Edith Willis Russell of Harkers Island; son, Robert Mitchell Russell of Harkers Island; grandson, Macon Gray Russell of Morehead City; great grandson, Henry Robert Russell of Concord, NC; and numerous nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ottie and Callie Russell; and his brother and his wife, Gilbert and Rosa Lee Russell.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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Graveside Service
July 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Vergie Mae
126 vergie mae ln
Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531

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