Mr. Russell Stark
(June 16, 1929 - October 1, 2009)

Russell Stark, age 80, of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Burial in the Furnace Hill Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers, Rick Stark, Danny Weeks, Janae Thomas, Jonathan Stark, Tison Thomas, Mike Hollis, Steve Hollis and Billy Dollar. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Lecil Hollis.

Mr. Stark was born on June 16, 1929 in Detroit, AL to the late Ed Brewer Stark and Mellie McSpadden Stark. He was a member of the Bartahatchie Baptist Church and most recently attended Lebanon Methodist Church. Mr. Stark was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He was former owner of Stark Tile in Merritt Island, FL. Mr. Stark had previously been a member of the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel Stark, Sulligent, AL.; 1 son: Rick (Bobbi) Stark, Sugartown, LA.; 1 daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Weeks, Gadsden, AL.; 3 grandchildren, Danny (Jennifer) Weeks, Jonathan (Jackie) Stark, and Janae (Tisan) Thomas; 2 great-grandchildren, Addison Weeks, and Ethan Jackson Stark; 3 sisters, Sue House, Columbus, MS., Nell Stark, Elk Grove, IL., and Linda Stark, Elk Grove, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Brewer Stark and Mellie McSpadden Stark; 1 infant son; 1 brother, Ed Stark, Jr.; and his stepmother, Evie Young Hance Stark.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. directing.

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