Buddy Joe Russell, age 55, of Franklin, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at his residence.

Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A native of Simpson County, he was the son of the late Harland “Dickie” Russell and Barbara Perry Russell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Syleca Russell.

He was a former employee of FPI in Franklin.

Survivors include his sister, Debora Nealy (Roy Jr.) of Franklin; nephews, Justin Nealy (Samantha) and Devin Nealy (Kellie) all of Franklin; great nephew, Zeke Nealy and two great nieces, Lynnlee Nealy and Sophia Nealy along with several cousins. He is also survived by his fur babies, Bella and Puddie.

Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com