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Russell R. Wasson

May 30, 1938 September 9, 2019
Russell R. Wasson
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Russell R. Wasson, age 81, of Bourbon, Missouri, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Cuba Manor, Cuba, MO.

Russell Richard Wasson was born on May 30, 1938 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Russell Reed Wasson and Anna Marie Bosch. Russ attended the St. Louis School System, graduating from Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1956. He then attended the Apostolic Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating in 1958.

He married Jerris G. Sanders on November 1, 1958 in a double ceremony along with Jerris’ sister, Marjorie Sanders, who wed Joseph D. Kuhn. The ceremony took place at the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church with Rev. Harry Branding and Guy Roam officiating.

Russ subsequently joined the U.S. Air Force in April of 1959 where he spent the next twenty years working as a computer systems analyst and programmer. He and Jerris raised two children and lived in various locations including England, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Arizona and finally finished in Hawaii retiring in 1979. They then returned to their home in St. Louis, MO where he worked another twenty plus years in computer programming and operations, finally retiring to Bourbon, MO in 2005. He enjoyed the company of his wife of 61 years, their two sons, six Grandchildren, and seven Great Grandchildren. Russ loved reading & singing to the children, attending church and teaching Sunday school, travelling occasionally to Hawaii and other locales as well as spending countless hours on the garden tractor.

Russell is survived by his loving wife, Jerris G. (Sanders) Wasson of Bourbon, MO; two sons, Russell D. Wasson and wife, Dorcas, of Bourbon, MO, and Kerry L. Wasson and wife, Judith, of Hawaii; one sister, Janet Sharp of Farmington, MO; six grandchildren: Danielle A. Waldron and husband, Stephen, of Bourbon, MO, David K. Wasson of Bourbon, MO, Dana H. Booker and husband Jordan, of Bourbon, MO, Krista Joy L. Wasson of California, Nathaniel K. Wasson of California, and Angelina J.M. Wasson of California; 7 great-grandchildren: Kaelyn, Brylee, Kinzey, Jaden, Karter, Sophia, and Raegan; numerous nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Reid Wasson; his mother, Anna Marie (Bosch) Bokerman; stepfather, Fred Bokerman; grandmother, Cora Wasson; an aunt, Hazel Wilson; and brother-in-law, Lavon Sharp.

Funeral Services will be conducted 12:00 Noon, Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Pastors Kerry Wasson and Jordan Booker officiating. Interment will follow in Bourbon Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Friday, at the Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: LifePoint Church, PO Box 852, Union, MO 63084.

Friends may send online condolences to Russell’s family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Sep

10:00 AM 9/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Service

Friday

13

Sep

12:00 PM 9/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bourbon Cemetery Final Resting Place

North Service Road West
Bourbon, MO 65441

North Service Road West Bourbon 65441 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

LifePoint Church

PO Box 852
Union, MO 63084
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