Francis Worsham Russell, 71, husband of Karen Garrison Russell died Monday, January 22, 2018, at NHC Healthcare.
He was a son of the late Harry and Janie Worsham Russell. He was a member of Fraser Memorial Presbyterian Church. Francis worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company and later for AT&T with a combined 38 years of service before he retired.
He is survived by his wife of Sumter; two daughters, Julie Russell Hodler (Scott) of Tennessee and Lynne E. Russell (Irving) of Goose Creek; three grandchildren, Alexander C. Russell, Dakota G. Hodler, and Hayden R. Hodler. He is also survived by two brothers, Roland Russell and James Russell and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Thomas Russell; his sister, Mary Ann Cooksey; and two brothers, William J. Russell and David B. Russell.
Graveside services will be private.
Memorials may be sent to Fraser Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1746 U.S. 521 South, Sumter, SC 29153 or to Faith Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 65 Lynam Rd., Sumter, SC 29154.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.