Mr. Curtis James Russell II, age 64, a 22-year resident of Rockwall, Texas, passed peacefully from this life on April 22, 2019. Curtis was born on April 16, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, to Curtis James Russell and Carol Ruth (Marshall) Russell-Jett.
He graduated from W.W. Samuell High School and attended Texas Tech University. He was renowned for valuing family, making them his top priority, and was adored by his wife and children for it. Curtis loved playing golf but decided it took too much time away from his family and, instead, chose to invest that time in his children. He brought his faith into his daily life, and displayed love and loyalty in everything he put his hand to. His love for his wife and hers for him, was obvious to all those around them and only grew stronger during their 22 years of marriage. In his last decade, “Love your neighbor as yourself” became his heart’s intention.
Curtis Russell II is survived by his wife: Jennifer Russell; daughters: Taylor McDonald, Hannah Russell, Sarah Russell and Elianna Russell; son: Zebulun Russell; grandson: Riott McDonald; sister: Sheri Allen; brother: Todd Russell; and his mother: Carol Ruth Russell-Jett. He was preceded in death by his father: Curtis James Russell; and step-father: Norman Ray Jett.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Friday, April 26, 2019, at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall location with Bro. Paul Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Smyrna Union Cemetery in Emory, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be held at The Gathering at Rest Haven Funeral Home on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.