He loved his hometown of Altus and was selected the Altus All-American Citizen of the Year. He served as Past President of the Altus All Sport Association; organizer of the Altus Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as the State Board of Directors; President of the Southern Prairie Library System; President of United Methodist Men, MYF Sponsor and various other church committees; and volunteer of State Special Olympics.
In 2004, Scott and Maggie moved to Stillwater, Okla. to enjoy their retirement years near their family. Scott also loved to attend any and all men’s and women’s OSU sporting events where he was a season ticket holder for more than 50 years. While living in Stillwater they have tremendously enjoyed the fellowship of the Charitus Sunday School Class and seeing their grandchildren graduate from high school and attend college at OSU.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Maude Marie Russell; and his brother Rex Russell of Fort Smith, Ark. His is survived by his wife Maggie; daughter, Megan Moody and husband, G.T. Moody; daughter Kristen Josey and husband, Kenny Josey, all of Stillwater; three grandchildren; Daireth Elizabeth Klein and husband, Matt of Mesa, Arizona; Ryan Scott Josey and Kiley Anne Josey, both of Stillwater; four great-grandchildren, Katlynn, Madelynn, Irelynn and Tatum of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Judy Russell of Fort Smith, Ark.; and two nephews, Rodney Russell of Fayetteville, Ark.; Randy Russell of Nashville, Tennessee; and beloved aunts and cousins.
Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Scott’s life at Lowell-Tims Funeral home in Altus, Okla., on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. For those who share his passion for OSU, wear your brightest orange. Memorials may be made to benefit the General Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma State University through the OSU Foundation, 400 S. Monroe, Stillwater, OK 74074. On-line tributes can be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com.
For friends and family not able to attend, you are invited to join our celebration by Web-Cast by going to www.lowell-tims.com and choosing obituaries, then Scott Russell. There will be an option allowing you to join the web-cast. It will begin at 1:58 pm