June 17, 1948 ~ September 2, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Loganville, Georgia

William Lingle “Billy” Russell, 73, was born on June 17th, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia.

He retired from Rockdale Co. Sheriff’s Department, was employed with Wages and Sons Funeral Home and Ed’s Pawn Shop. He was a member of Truth Chapel Church in Loganville, Georgia.

His death is preceded by his parents Fred and Mildred Russell. He is survived by his wife Patricia Russell of 36 years, son Lance Russell, daughters Shelly Reynolds (Bill McCalla) and Dana Brooks (Joe Brooks), sister Sonja Russell Gray (Bubba Gray), grandchildren Brittany, Josh, Lindsey, Bradley, James, and seven great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service to Honor the Life of Billy will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 8th at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with Pastor Cortt Chavis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour on Wednesday. Refreshments will be available between 12-1 PM. The procession and Entombment will follow to the Westview Abbey in Atlanta at 1 PM.

The funeral service will be livestreamed from Wages and Sons’ website. Your online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to Truth Chapel Church 3425 Loganville Highway, Loganville, GA 30052 in memory of Billy Russell.

Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA
(770) 469-9811

Billy Russell Celebration of Life Live Stream from WeStreamServices-3 on Vimeo.


Visitation: September 8, 2021 10:00 am - September 8, 2021 11:00 am

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Celebration of Life: September 8, 2021 11:00 am - September 8, 2021 12:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Cemetery: September 8, 2021 2:00 pm - September 8, 2021 2:30 pm

Westview Cemetery
1680 Ralph David Abernathy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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  1. CandleImageRest in Heaven Billy. You were always a joy to work with. Always there for any of us. I will cherish the memories and all of the hilarious stories you shared. 💙🖤

  2. CandleImageBilly was a fun loving guy. We had great times working at RCSO at the courthouse. We loved to hear Billy’s stories. He will definitely be missed. Sending prayers to Pat and the rest of the family. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
    Love & Prayers

  3. In this time of grief HE will give you comfort and a love to sustain your soul. I’ll miss billy he always had a funny side to him . He came by Pearl last time we talked and enjoyed his presence. Blessed to have know him and his friends. Dr purvis

  4. Always loved hearing your stories. Loved hearing you talk about your rooster. Such a awesome man. My condolences

  5. CandleImageRest in peace Billy was a great person my condolences to the family I know he will be missed enjoyed my time visiting with him love u Pat 😪

  6. CandleImageRIP Billy. You were loved by so many and you will never be forgotten. You can breath now and that is so wonderful. I can see you up there now surrounded by the angles and Jesus telling funny stories

  7. CandleImageI enjoyed the time I knew Mr.Billy. He was very wise giving me advice when I was younger. I enjoyed our conversations and hilarious stories he would tell me. My condolences to Mrs.Pat and the Russell family.

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