Tony Franklin Russell

Tony Franklin Russell

Tony Franklin Russell, 72, of Denham Springs, went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2019, in Baton Rouge. He was a native of Tallulah, Louisiana, where he graduated from Tallulah High in 1966. He attended Louisiana State University from 1966-1969, where he starred as an offensive lineman for the LSU Tigers football team. He worked for the better part of four decades in the petrochemical industry in the Baton Rouge area. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Karen; along with three sons, Jason, Keith and Mark; two sisters, Louise and Geneva; three brothers, Thomas, Benton and Clinton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Luther, mother Gertrude, sisters Laverne and Mary, and brothers Terry and Travis. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Denham Springs and Istrouma Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to the charity of your choice in Tony's name. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church in Denham Springs. Reception to follow.

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