MOREHOUSE - Donald Riley Russom, 74, of Morehouse, died at 7:43 a.m. Oct. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Henderson, Tenn., to the late J.R. and Eva Robinson Russom, he had served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed grain hauler. For four years he was a Canalou Police Judge. He was of the Assembly of God belief.
On Feb. 20, 1960, in Madison, Ill., he married Joy Lynn Pumphrey, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two sons, James Russom of Morehouse and Dennis Russom of St. Louis; two daughters, Brenda Abernathy of Jackson and Melody Graham of Pilot Knob; one brother, Alfred Dean Russom of St. Louis; one grandson, Travis Russom, who was raised in the home; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Mike Cartwright, pastor of the Canalou Assembly of God Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military honors by the Missouri Military Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be: Josh Chatman, Travis Russom, Larry Graham II, Joshua Russom, Jo Dan Russom and Chris Baldwin.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Austin Russom, John Abernathy, Bill Baldwin Sr., David Lape and Max Davidson.