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Jerry Morris “Doc” Russell, 79

Jerry Morris “Doc” Russell, 79

Jerry Morris “Doc” Russell, age 79 of Saluda died Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at Park Ridge Hospital. He was born March 13th, 1936 in Henderson County; a son of the late William and Nellie Pace Russell.

“Doc” served in the United States Navy; and served as Principal of Polk High School and Flat Creek Elementary School. He enjoyed carpentry, teaching Sunday school, and attended East Hendersonville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his two daughters, Abby Barrett and husband, Chad and Mary Parker and husband, Avery all of Weaverville; three grandchildren, Bill Barrett, James and Sam Parker; long-time caring friend, Cecelia Hayes of Hendersonville; sister, Faye Chandler of Saluda; brother, Horace Russell of Saluda; step-sister, Dawn; and a step-brother, Donald.

The Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 1st, 2016 in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel conducted by the Reverend Deacon Tim Jones. Burial will be private in the Old Mountain Page Cemetery.

No formal visitation at the funeral home is planned.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.