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Services Friday for Billy Joe Russell, 59

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Billy Joe Russell, age 59, of Chesterton, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

He was born in Humbolt, TN, on June 5, 1956, to Robert and Immogene (Davis) Russell.

He is survived by his wife Brenda; son Shawn (Shana) Yoho; three grandchildren, Kayden, TJ, and Austin; brothers, Carles, James, David and Wayne Russell, niece, Autumn (William) Hack; nephews, James and David Russell; several great-nieces and nephews; close cousins, Trudy Keller, Barbara Muir, Roger, Danny and Jimmy Miller and Tommy Cruthers and his much loved pets, Misty and Andy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant children; grandson, Lucas; mother in law, Juanita Snyder; brother-in-law, Russel Coslet and several aunts and cousins..

Billy was an active ROTC at Portage High School. He attended Porter United Methodist Church. Billy enjoyed fishing and adored his grandchildren, family was everything to him.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Scott Jones officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m. Cremation to be handled by Heritage Crematory in Portage, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to Billy’s family.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 5/4/2016





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