Russell D. Roush, 86, Racine, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, in the Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Born March 27, 1926, in Letart, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter David and Edna Mae Boston Roush. He was retired from the Dravo Corporation and was a member of the East Letart United Methodist Church.
He married Bernice Roberta Slaughter on January 14, 1946, in Middleport, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on August 5, 2005.
Surviving are his daughters, Roberta (Dana) Lewis, of Mason, W.Va., Nancy (Ron) Russell, of Racine, Sharon (Ed) Hupp, of Long Bottom, Cindy (Doug) Sands, of Racine; sons, David (Teresa) Roush, of Butler, KY and Edward (Becky) Roush, of Racine; grandchildren, Shannon (Stephanie) Lewis, Michael (Michelle) Russell, Mandy (Ray) Redman, Jeremy (Kim) Hupp, Jamie (Jon) Smith, Jarod Hupp, Jessica Hupp, Jenna (Brad) Crouch, Josh (Sara) Hupp, Joey (Stacey) Sands, Timmy Sands, Talan Roush, Ryan Butcher and Katie Butcher; great-grandchildren, Mackenzee Redman, Nathan Redman, Ethan Redman, Jaylynn Hupp, Kendall Hupp, Wyatt Smith, Weston Smith, Austin Weber, Kimber Sands, and Matthew Sands; special niece, Etta Mae (Robert) Hill, of Syracuse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addtion to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Peyton Roush; great-grandson, Ryler Blake Redman; sisters, Gladys Shields and Edith McDade; brothers, Herbert Roush, Howard Roush and Lester Roush; and a niece, Judy Roberts.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. Officiating will be Rev. Vicki Cundiff. Interment will be in the Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as casketbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.