For the Family of Danny Russell

Fund Type: Family Support

Newport News, VA

Fundraiser ends on October 27, 2021

Danny’s greatest love he had came from his family and taking care of them. If Danny or Betsy ever helped you please consider helping Betsy during this time.

James Daniel Russell, known to his friends and family as Danny, passed away, September 18, 2021, after battling Alzheimer’s, at the age of 67.

Born and raised in Newport News, he graduated from Menchville High School in 1972. He soon married the love of his life, Betsy Brooks Russell and had two sons, Joseph Daniel Russell, and Charles Taylor Russell- who they raised in Newport News as well.

Danny loved his family and was active in Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. Just like his father and he was a scoutmaster for his sons’ troop, Troop 14. He worked for a number of years with RC Cola, Wise Chips, and lastly with Langley Speedway.

He loved going to the family cottage and fishing with his family. He’d root for UVA or the Redskins whenever they had a game, he also enjoyed looking for treasures with his metal detector and helping fill in his family’s history with his findings. He was seen as the friendly face in the neighborhood, waving to everyone on his front porch, with his dogs by his side. His family would say he was the definition of pacifist- leaning to the belief that everything was going to be alright.

Danny’s greatest love he had came from his family and taking care of them. With Betsy by his side for 42 years, they were able to take on their health challenges together. He was a kind hearted person to all and will be missed. Betsy and his family are needing us to come together to help them during this time of continuous medical bills that are lingering and other expenses that came along with their care. If Danny or Betsy ever helped you please consider helping Betsy during this time.

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12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608

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