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Truman Luther Russell
September 5, 1932 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Truman "The Tractor Man" Russell, age 91, a resident of Belen, NM, passed away on October 21, 2023, surround by his family.
He is survived by his five children, Terri Belt, and Gerald (Tolene), Allen (Sally), Kelly (Catie), and Randy Russell; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Billie Russell; and parents, John Oliver and Truman Mary Russell.
Truman was born in 1932 in Marlow, OK. He lived most of his life as an entrepreneur and was often referred to as a "genius" mechanic. He had a passion for taking things apart and fixing/rebuilding them. In 1951, Truman married his wife, Billie, in Portales, NM. They later moved to Los Lunas, NM, and eventually to Belen.
Truman was a strong-willed man and never hesitated to speak his mind, two of his best qualities. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge he gained through all his life experiences as a mechanic and business owner. He enjoyed sharing this knowledge with his children and many of his grandchildren over the years.
When his time came, he carried himself with dignity, strength, and grace. His family hopes he is dancing to country-western music with his wife, Billie, and whipping up a batch of his famous margaritas and mulberry pies. Even though we are sad that our beloved father and grandfather is gone, we are happy that he is home and no longer in pain.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Truman and the Family!
Services for Truman will take place on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, beginning with a Visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service to be held T 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505) 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.