Orrington—Wendell A. Russell, Jr., 89, passed away May 19, 2019, with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Frankfort January 29, 1930, the son of Wendell A. Russell Sr. and Irene (Miles) Russell).
He attended Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston and Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville. Wendell served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1953.When he returned home, he worked as a dairy technician for Wirthmore Foods, Inc. and eventually worked at Agway Inc. in Brewer. He was the store manager prior to his retirement.
He was predeceased by son Shawn Russell; stepdaughter Laureen Churchill Coutts; sister Celia Hamlin Russell. Wendell is survived by wife Sandra; sons Lance and wife Lee Russell of Australia, Guy and wife Debbie Russell of Winslow; stepchildren Daniel Bean and wife Dianne of California, John Churchill, Julia Churchill Welch and husband John Welch of Orrington, Michelle Churchill Joyce and husband Patrick Joyce of Veazie; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Dawn Beatson of Belgrade; several nieces, nephews, cousins; many very special close friends.
At his request, there will be no services. Condolences to the family may be shared at cremationbasics.com