Greg Russell

Obituary of Greg Russell

Rev. Gregory “Greg” A. Russell, a resident of Sarasota, Florida since 2011 passed away on May 10, 2024 at the age of 74. He was born to Burl & Virgnia Russell in Covington, Kentucky on July 19, 1949.  Greg was a Preaching Minister & Pastor for 45 years in the Midwest and Florida.

Greg was honored and proud of being a Kentucky Colonel and was also involved with so much more. 

He is survived by his three step-sisters, Kristine Braun and her husband David of Sarasota, Dixie Barker of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dayna Wade of Alexandria, Kentucky and a cousin, Larry Anderson of Virginia.  Greg also leaves behind the extended family of the Francis & McAvoy families. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Burl & Virginia Johnson Russell; his first wife, Rev. Dr. Jane E. McAvoy; his second wife, Margaret Francis Seifert; his step-mother, Rhoda Waters Russell and a step-sister, Janet W. Dixon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 S. Beneva Road in Sarasota.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota, Florida 34238 or to the First Christian Church, 512 W. Main Street, Madison, Indiana 47250.  Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements.  To send a memory or condolence please visit

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Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
St. Andrew United Church of Christ
6908 S. Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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