In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Visitation –
Monday, February 27, 2023 – 1:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas

Funeral Service –
Monday, February 27, 2023 – 2:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas

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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.