North Santa Rosa

William Timothy Russell


William Timothy Russell (Tim) 70, of Jay, Florida joined His Lord and Savior on December 12, 2014 surrounded by his family. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and brother-in-law he was preceded in death by his father Roy Russell, mother Laura Russell and sister Ladeane Abell.

He is survived by his best friend and wife of 49 years, Ann, daughter Roxanne Seib, son-in-law Eric Seib, grandchildren Will, Trace, and Carysn Seib, sister Chiquita Chavers, brother Glennon Russell and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tim grew up in Fidelis, Florida on a dairy farm where he learned to work hard. He graduated from Jay High School in 1962 where he and Ann were Mr. and Miss Jay High. Tim played on the basketball team and earned a degree in Criminal Justice at Troy University.

A proud patriot, Tim served in the Army for 12 years including a tour of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Married in 1965, he was then stationed in Berlin, Germany where he played three years with the Berliner Bears and OSC German basketball teams and became the proud father of Roxanne. Tim continued his Army career in Frankfort, Germany where he worked as a CID investigator.

Returning to his hometown in 1979, Tim became the manager of the Golden Peanut Company buying point. Over the next three decades he managed the purchasing of peanuts from local farmers.

Tim loved the Lord, hard work, playing basketball and tennis, and his horses. He served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir Member at the Jay First Baptist for many years.

His wife Pee Wee, daughter Roxanne, and grandchildren brought him much joy every day. He will be truly missed as he brought joy to everyone just by his presence.

A visitation will be held from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Monday, December 15th at Jay First Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 5:00pm, no graveside services.





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