George Russell

George Vilice "Bubba" Russell

Thursday, April 3rd, 1958 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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George Vilice Russell, Jr., “Bubba”, 62, of Winchester, VA died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born April 3, 1958, in Winchester, VA, the son of George Vilice Russell, Sr. and Lorena Virginia Meadows Michael. Bubba was the owner and operator of J&R Builders. He also worked for Solstice Construction. He was a member of the Eagles Club of Winchester.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his fiancee’ Jan Garrison of Winchester; daughter, Sarah Beth Messick (Justin) of Winchester; sisters, Sharon Jolley of Winchester, Karon Hughes (Douglas) of Winchester and Penny Whitacre (Kenneth Lee) of Winchester; grandchildren, Denver Messick and Kolton “Little George” Messick and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father George Russell, Sr. and his best friend Ralph Jolley.

Bubba enjoyed barrel racing and roping, but his first love will always be his family, with a close second of his Harley and Corvette.

Friends may call Thursday, April 23, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 am – 5:00 pm to pay respects.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Pallbearers will be Denver Messick, Justin Messick, Rodney Huff, Doug Hughes, Dougie Hughes and Kevin Martin. Honorary pallbearer will be Kolton “Little George” Messick.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Interment

    Mount Hebron Cemetery
    305 East Boscawen Street
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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    Burial will be Private
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Stacie & Ashleigh Athey

Posted at 10:02am
The world lost a great man while heaven gained another angel. Until we meet again, ride those Great Plains in the sky dear friend. Love Always
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Betty Anderson

Posted at 08:20am
I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with George , along with a great group of teens at Rosedale Baptist Church. We all had a great relationship, and the great memories will never be forgotten! May God Bless each of you and praying for comfort! Keeping the family in my thoughts during this difficult time. 🙏✝️💗

paul sheets

Posted at 01:58pm
my condolences goes out to the Russell family I their time of grief ,I remember at about 12 maybe 14 years of age,we use to go barrel racing and I had a crush on his sister,lol geogre was a good man with a big heart and he will be miss,ed.. from paul sheets and family...

Kim and Greg

Posted at 12:18pm
Words cannot express the sadness we feel at your loss. You have our love and our sympathy. May God ease your hurt and heal your heart.
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Posted at 12:11pm
Love and prayers! Love, Jared, Ashley, Julie, Beckett and Boone
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