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Russell Howard "Burhead" VanHoose, 92, of Ashland, KY, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Russell was born September 15, 1925, in Catlettsburg, KY, to the late Clyde E. and Pearl Jackson VanHoose. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jim VanHoose, Judy Farrell, Phyllis Robinson and Betty Clay.
Russell retired from AK Steel in the maintenance department, was a Navy WWII veteran and attended Gospel Light Baptist Church.
He touched many lives and never met a stranger. He had a love for fishing and particularly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a builder of houses, an innovator, a problem solver, co-founder of Tunnel Hill Freewill Baptist Church and an initiator of the Greenup County War Memorial.
Surviving him is his spouse of 69 years, Doris Robinette VanHoose of Ashland; his sons, Randall (Brenda) VanHoose of Ashland, Kenny (Audrey) VanHoose of Georgetown, KY; his daughter, Pam (Bill) McAllister of Ashland; his grandchildren, Jamie McAllister, Russell "Rusty" VanHoose II, Charles "Chas" VanHoose, Tyler VanHoose and Dylan VanHoose; and his great-grandchildren, Garan "Scooter" Lyons, Isaac VanHoose and Raylond VanHoose.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, by Pastor Jason Porter at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to service time on Thursday.
Entombment will follow services in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Military Rites will be by Ceredo-Kenova American Legion Post 93.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjudes.org.
Condolences may be offered at prestonfamily funeral home.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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