Michael Wayne Russell, 65 of Euless, Texas passed away on February 17, 2023. His parents were David Russell and Betty Cornelius. Michael married Linda Tidwell on May 23, 1981 in Grapevine, Texas.
Michael was a self-employed, independent contractor in the business of concrete/construction, tree/landscaping and computer technology. He could fix and repair anything and his main job was his wife’s to do list. Michael was a great inventor and loved to create things to make Linda’s life easier. Michael attended Trinity High school in Euless Texas. Through the years he always recognized a face from school when he saw one. He was very strong in his Christian faith in the Lord. Michael loved writing poems, fishing, outdoor life, especially his friends the small animals and the beauty of all things in nature.
Michael is survived by his wife, Linda Russell of Euless, Texas; brother, Gary Russell of Midlothian, Texas; sister, Teresa Russell of Austin, Texas; sister, Karla Sims of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Gayla Fowler and husband, Bob of Bossier City, Louisiana; family member and best friend, Mitchell Spradling of Midlothian,Texas and family member, Joan Childs of Mena, Arkansas; Esther Lu Harper of Bossier City, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Norma Alexander, Beverly Stephens and Karen Tidwell; brother-in-law, Gary Tidwell; Aunt, Ann Risinger, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, David Russell & Betty Spradling; brothers-in-law, Bruno Sims and Jay Hamilton; step father, Jan Childs.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023, at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas.
My brother Mike was the most unselfish person I know! He would never say No if it was to help a family member or friend.
Mike always helped me and my brother and sister with No questions asked.
I Love him with all my heart ❤️
I met Mike and Linda at the Church of God in Grapevine. He came to my house in Carrollton right after I first joined the church and did a Bible study. He was always sending scriptures and encouraging words to my son on Facebook who had health issues. My prayers to Linda and the rest of the family. Stay encouraged we will see him again in Heaven one day
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family driving this very difficult time. Rest in Peace, Mike.
I pray the Lord gives your family strength. May He comfort you and lift your burden. Mike blessed us in so many ways. We will all miss him.
My deepest sympathy. Praying for comfort and the peace that passes all understanding.
I agree with you Karla. Mike would always help a friend no questions asked 🙏
Mike was a great friend that will be sorely missed.
My wife, Patty and I send our deepest condolences to Linda and all of his family.
Mike was my second cousin from David Lyle Russell my Dads brother.
We saw them on many trips we took as children
Prayers to Gayla , Gary and Theresa through these sad and difficult times
May Gods strength be a with you all
Linda and family
Fifty years ago, Mike invited me into his home, where I found a wonderful and loving family, and Mike became my brother. My big brother, as he was always looking out for me.
Blessed by God, Mike was extremely talented. Innovative, industrious, and the best craftsman I’ve ever seen. He was always so kind, gentle, patient, and understanding. But also generous, and so self-sacrificing that there was nothing Mike wouldn’t do to help someone. Nothing he wouldn’t do, to help me.
I won’t just miss, Mike. I will be lost without him. He was my friend. My best friend. And I loved him.
The way Mike reached out to encourage Tristan in his knife making, was so precious. It was the hands and feet of Christ “seeing” him. And offering practical and inspirational support. Mike lived well. Praying for comfort for Linda, as only the Lord can provide. May her gift of peace surpass understanding.