Thomas Dwight Russell Sr., 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 9, 2024. Tom was born on April 12, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Melvin and Wilma Russell.

Tom was a Christian and a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. Tom had a larger-than-life personality, a good heart and a great sense of humor. He deeply loved his wife and family, being a strong man and mentor to all.

Tom is survived by his wife Bonnie; children, Denise (Russell) and Scott Herkimer, Tom Jr. and Rebecca Russell; and brother, Melvin Russell Jr. and wife Karen. Tom has six grandchildren, Nick Herkimer, Jonathan Herkimer, Regan Russell, Riley Russell, Jack Russell, and Anderson Russell.

Tom will be greatly missed each and every day by those who love and hold him dearly.

In respect of Tom’s wishes, a private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is proudly serving the Russell family.