Michael J. Russell

michael russell

June 26, 1946 ~ September 12, 2023

Born in: Corsicana, TX
Resided in: Canyon Lake, TX

Michael Jack Russell was called to his Heavenly reward on September 12th, 2023, surrounded by family. Mike was the son of Jack and Dorothy Russell and was born on June 26th, 1946. He grew up in Corsicana and then spent much of his adult life in the Texas Hill Country, specifically at his home in Canyon Lake, TX. Mike graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964 and attended Navarro College. He spent many years working for the Texas State Comptroller’s Office before moving on to various roles with Bell Telephone, Soechting Motors, and the Scooter Store over the years. He retired in 2008.

Two of the most important things in Mike’s life were his family and his faith. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and made each one feel like they were special. He will be remembered for many things including his dry wit and sense of humor, the encouragement he gave those around him, as well as his love of music and lyrics. He will also be remembered for never wilting in the face of adversity and living his life in a way that demonstrated that value.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy Lowden Russell, daughter Michelle Mannke and husband Joe, sons Kevin Boatright, Dennis Russell, and Keith Boatright, sister Debbie Parrish, grandchildren Landry Boatright, Brooks Boatright, Blaine Barnett, Shelby Eckhardt, Cooper Boatright, Trace Boatright, Hallie Yates, Emma Mannke, and Niko Russell. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Holden Eckhardt.

Mike grew up as a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana and attended Canyon Lake United Methodist Church for the last 25 years. Church was an important part of his life, and he loved his church family.

A memorial service will be held at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Canyon Lake, TX on Saturday September 30th at 11:00 AM.


Memorial Service: Saturday, September 30, 2023 11:00 am

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church
206 Flintstone Dr.
Canyon Lake, TX 78133


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  1. What an interesting life ride we all had with Mike growing up in Corsicana. All of us mourn his passing.

    Greg and Irma Scott
    Conroe, Tx

  2. I knew Mike from the late 50s,lived down the street. Really hit me hard when Mike had his terrible accident at meat market not only because we were school mates but because I worked at the meat market down Beaton street. I ran into him a few times later and always enjoyed being around Mike. Really good guy and will be missed.

  3. I was a classmate of Mike’s. Although we were not close friends I always considered him “one of the nice guys” ….and yes, he was very handsome.
    Condolences to his family.

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