Obituary of Russell “Russ” Forest Ireland ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Russell “Russ” Forest Ireland, 91, of Nebo died Thursday December 25, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Harris County, Texas to the late Charles Alexander Ireland and Ella Montgomery Ireland. Mr. Ireland was a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He was a member for 50 years of the Masons with Scottish Rites. He was a member of Daedalians, an aviation fraternity, and the Quiet Birdman Society. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Roberta Ireland who died on October 4, 2008.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Ireland and wife Barbara of Nebo, Tarrence Ireland of San Diego, Calif. and Robert Ireland of Mount Shasta, Calif. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion will be assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday January 7, 2008 Volume 15 #1