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Lisco R. ‘Bushcat’ Russell II

EAGLE ROCK, Va. — Lisco R. “Bushcat” Russell II, age 63, of Eagle Rock, Va., passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, following a long illness.

Lisco was born Aug. 6, 1955, in Pulaski, Va. He was the son of the late Lisco Robert and Louise Elois McClanahan Russell.

Lisco was a graduate of Pulaski High School and was a star wrestler and football champion, receiving regional and state titles for his achievements. He served in the United States Marine Corps and National Guard. Lisco was a corrections officer at the Botetourt Corrections Unit 25 and worked for WestRock (formerly Mead Westvaco). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and photography.

In addition to his parents, Lisco was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Johnson, and sisters, Mary Anne Rogers, Patricia Russell and Betty Floyd.

He is survived by his wife of 41-½ years, Marguerite Dispenza Russell; sons, Jerome Lottier of West Virginia, Lisco R. Russell III of South Carolina, and Melvin Megargel of Arizona; grandchildren, Chrysta, Antar, Maya and Alora; his brothers, David Russell and Lawrence Russell; sisters, Sarah Jones, Elizabeth Brown, and Catherine Russell, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

A service celebrating Lisco’s home going will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville, Va., with the Rev. Fr. Stephen McNally officiating. The family is receiving friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at noon Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Eagle Rock Fire and Rescue, 14762 Church St, Eagle Rock, VA 24085 or Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.

 

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