Russell Slone, 72

Russell Raymond Slone, 72, of Roann, died at 6:51 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1944 in Wheelwright, Ky., to Curtis and Flora (Huff) Slone.

Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Joella Johnson in Clintwood, Virginia on June 9, 1967. He worked for Smurfit Stone 33 1/2 years, retiring on April 1, 2002.  He attended The Church of God Worship Center in Wabash. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Kentucky Wildcats and the Cincinnati Reds. He loved old cars - his favorite was the '57 Chevy, and he enjoyed doing auto body repair. 

He is survived by his wife, Joella Slone of Roann; two sons, Russell Slone, Jr. of Williamsport, Pa., and John Slone of Roann; his two siblings, Sue Caudill of Lexington, Ky., and Monty (Brenda) Slone of Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Slone, and a sister, Anna Marie Slone.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Charles Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Russell may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Dec 20