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Johnny Herman Russell, 63, Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away August 3, 2017 at his home in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be held at Cason Monk Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches on Sunday, August 6th from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm. Funeral service will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Monday, August 7th at 10:00 am, with Brother Don Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled under the direction of Cason Monk Funeral Directors.

Johnny was born in Nacogdoches to Herman and Geraldine Russell on June 26, 1954. He went to school at Central Heights High School and graduated in 1972. He worked the oilfields of North America, South America, and the Gulf of Mexico for almost 40 years. He was involved in the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Shrine. He enjoyed riding mules, scuba diving, flying his airplane, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Geraldine.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Sharon Russell; son, Clay Russell; daughter, Cheyenne Holland and husband Wesley; son, Colten Russell; grandson, Jake Russell; brother, Mike Russell and wife Donna; brother, Ricky Russell and wife Brianne; sister, Sharon Amonett; brother, Rex Russell and wife Tammy; sister; Angela Russell; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of the friends and family that have lent their support and love.