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Floyd Raymond Russell, 66, of Weldon died 8:45 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 9, 2014) in his residence. 

There will be no services. Body will be cremated. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Floyd R. Russell Memorial Fund. Send condolences: www.calvertmemorial.com. 

Floyd was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Gravelswitch, Ky., the son of David Lewis and Laura Exie Daugherty Russell. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years. He enjoyed working on cars and fishing. When he went fishing, he would go with "Smitty" but on his clipboard he would put "Gone fishing with Orlando Wilson." He also enjoyed farming with Riddle and Ferguson families. He married Deb Shofner in 1965. He later married Sarah "Sass" Thoms on Dec. 14, 1969. 

Surviving are his children, Shawn (Tom) Miller of Clinton; Bobby (Jamie) Russell of Weldon; sister, Shirley Kirk of Farmer City; brother, Steven Russell of Champaign; grandchildren, Shaynie (Kody) Knoth, Paige Russell, Chantel Russell, Hunter Mueller; great-grandchildren, Issiah, Ayla, Mylee, Brayden and Kayelynn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Christopher Russell; and brother, Michael. 

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