Russell Harold Stapleton
Russell Harold "Poppy" Stapleton, 87, of Taylorsville, Kentucky, formerly of Ashland, died peacefully Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Signature Health Care.
He was born June 24, 1932, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles Wince and Amanda Sarah Dennis Stapleton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Russell David Stapleton.
Russell was a longtime member of Beech Street Christian Church in Ashland and Briar Ridge Christian Church in Mt. Eden, Kentucky. He retired following a 60 year career as a salesman with Economy Foods in Huntington, W.Va.
Survivors include a son, Timothy Wayne (Daphne) Stapleton of Taylorsville, Ky.; daughter, Melissa Dawn Burgess of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Timothy Russell Stapleton, Thaddaeus Ryan Stapleton, Sarah Amanda (Matthew) Bolin, James Aaron (Melissa) Burgess; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Nathan, Camryn and Logan Bolin; and a host of extended family members and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Ashland Cemetery.
To view the service as a live stream, please request friendship with Tim Stapleton on Facebook in advance. Use this link for friendship request and to view the live stream.
Visitation will be from 10 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Russell's memory be made to Team Expansion, 4112 Old Routt Rd. Louisville, KY 40299, on line giving:
or Mid-South Christian College, 3097 Knight Rd. Memphis, TN 38118, On line giving
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Published on March 18, 2020


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