Russell was born on September 28, 1988 in Clinton, Maryland. He was a 2006 graduate of Henry E. Lackey High School and was a resident of Marianna for the last 11 years. He was of the Episcopal faith and was known to be a caring and loving friend.
Russell is survived by his parents, Richard and Cathy Ruffin of Welcome, Maryland; two brothers, Richard and James; and two sisters, Jennifer and Rachel.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorialization will be by cremation with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.