John "Ian" Russell, 70, of Brevard, passed away on March 26, 2019. A native of Kelty, Scotland, he was the son of the late John and Isabella Mills Russell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Annie Brown, Mary Ness and Ella Robertson as well as his brother, David Russell.
An engineer by trade, he enjoyed golf and fly fishing. He was a loving husband of twenty-two years to his wife, Lauren Dickerson Russell, and a gentle and caring "Dad" to Erica Kelly and her fiance' Ray Gurganious. He was a loving and funny grandad to William H. (Kelly, IV) Deanna (Gurganious), and Robert (Gentile); and great-granddad to Serena, Carson, Adison and Jaxson (Gurganious).
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews in Scotland and Canada.
He will be missed by us all, certainly never forgotten and loved forever.
No local services are scheduled at this time.
Lang may yer lum reek (May you never be without fuel for your fire)
Memorial donations can be made in the name of John Russell to The American Cancer Society, P O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.