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Kenneth Eugene Russ

March 23, 1933 August 26, 2018
Kenneth Eugene Russ
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Obituary for Kenneth Eugene Russ

Kenneth Eugene Russ, 85, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina passed away, Sunday, August 26, 2018.

He was born on March 23, 1933 in Clarkton, North Carolina to George and Molly (DeVane) Russ.

Kenneth graduated from Long Creek Grady High School, and received his Civil Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. He was a GS-5 in the US Coast Guard, he worked as a Civil Engineer with the US Forest Service, and he retired from Civil Service after 30 years from the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Kenneth was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, where he enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the old hymns on the piano. He was a Masonic Life Member and was a Past Master of Fort Moultrie Lodge. He also was a member of Loyalty Eastern Star Chapter, Charleston 56 Order of the Eastern Star, and Lawrence Howell Court order of the Amaranth. He was Past Grand Royal Patron for the state of South Carolina Order of the Amaranth.

He will be remembered for his gentle manner, warm hugs, and his great smile. He was proud of his daughter Amy, “Babe”, and his grandson Russ, “Shuga Bubba”, and his son-in-law Kevin. He enjoyed traveling and cruising with his family and friends.

He leaves behind his daughter Amelia “Amy” Russ Thames, son-in-law Kevin Scott Thames, grandson Kevin Russ Thames, and brother E. Van Russ.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Molly Russ, his loving wife Edith, brothers George, Mertin, Frank, and sisters Eppie and Alice.

The family will receive friends on August 29, 2018 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.

A Celebration of Life Service will be August 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 681 McCants Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464. With burial to follow at Mt Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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5:00 PM 8/29/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/29/2018 7:00:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Mount Pleasant

1520 Rifle Range Rd
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Mount Pleasant
1520 Rifle Range Rd Mt. Pleasant 29464 South Carolina
United State

Funeral Service




2:00 PM 8/30/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

681 McCants Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

First Baptist Church
681 McCants Drive Mt. Pleasant 29464 SC
United States

Cemetery Details


Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1308 Mathis Ferry Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

1308 Mathis Ferry Rd. Mt. Pleasant 29464 SC
United States

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