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Russell Dale Borders

November 26, 1962 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Russell Borders Obituary

Russell Borders, age 61, of Chicago, Illinois went to be with the lord on November 30th 2023 due to a tractor accident. He was proceeded in death by his parents Paul and Nancy Borders.

He was known as a kind, caring, loving man. He always made sure you felt welcomed and loved. If you were ever going through hard times he would give you the shirt off his back. He was the pappy to many kids, like a father to many. He always took care of his family, he put others first. He enjoyed watching the races, going to ball games, pageants, doing work around his property and going to church. He came to Dandridge, TN. in 1976 then moved later in 2015 to Newport, TN. He currently resided in Newport and had for many years, where he had met his wife, Linda Borders.

Russell had 8 children and many he claimed as his own. He had a carpet business that he owned named Borders Flooring for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Borders; his children, Laura Borders, Caryn Armstrong (Jeremy Armstrong), Brooke Williams (Michael Williams), Maddison Henry, Brittani Artica (Jason Artica), Joseph Lackey (Leshea lackey), Shia Hazlett Jaime Crabtree (Abby Crabtree), and Austin Clevenger; several grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Anabelle, Tabatha, Tysen, Jade, Colton, Wrenly, Raelynn and several great grandchildren.

He will be missed greatly by all his family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the New Beginnings Baptist Church in Newport, Tn. followed with a funeral service beginning at 7:30pm with Pastor Larry Ball officiating.  

Church Address: 3299 Nazarene Church Road- Newport, Tn.- 37821

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December 5, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
New Beginnings Baptist Church (Newport)

Funeral Service
December 5, 2023

7:30 PM


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