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08/08/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Courtney Russ

Courtney E. Russ, Jr.
(18 Feb 1939 - 06 Aug 2014)

Newport News High School / Hampton High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.       Courtney Russ, Newport News High School / Hampton High School Class of 1957, passed away on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 in Yorktown at the age of 76. 


From the Daily Press - 08/08/14:

      Courtney E. Russ, Jr.
   

 

 
    YORKTOWN - Heaven opened and received Courtney E. Russ, Jr., 76, into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

He was born on January 28, 1938 in Wilmington, NC; however, he has been living in the area for most of his life.

Courtney attended school in Newport News and considered himself a Newport News Typhoon, although he graduated from Hampton High School in 1957, after attending for one year.

After graduating high school, Courtney began apprentice school and worked for NACA for one year before it became known as NASA. He graduated from the apprentice school and served 38 years as an engineering technician with a background in electronic instrumentation for NASA before retiring in 1995. He loved his work in the wind tunnels and was proud of the time he spent with NASA.

 
Courtney E. Russ, Jr.
 
 
  Courtney married his wife, Gloria Fay Morgan, in June of 1957 after meeting at the age of 16. They were happily married for 57 years and had two sons whom they loved dearly. Courtney loved history, traveling, watching movies, collecting old trains, and being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Wayne Russ; his mother, Florence E. Russ; and his father, Courtney E. Russ, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Fay; his son, Courtney E. Russ, IV, and his wife, Kelly; his granddaughter, Jessica, and her husband, James Nachbar; his grandson, Justin Russ, and his wife, Jeri-lee; his three great-grandchildren, David, Colbie, and Penny Russ; and all of his great-grandkitties.

Family will receive friends from 2-3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 11, 2014 at Parklawn Memorial Park by Pastor Clara Gestwick of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where Courtney and Gloria are members.

Memorial donations may be made to the ministries at St. Luke's, 300 Ella Taylor Rd., Yorktown, VA 23692. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. Courtney was known as a straight arrow. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on August 8, 2014.

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August 08, 2014 
 
Dear Gloria and Family,
You are all in our prayers and we will always miss Courtney. We have great memories. Our love always!

~ Bobie Morgan, Rice, Virginia
 

August 08, 2014 

Gloria and the rest of the Russ family. Having talked with Courtney a couple of times in recent months, Dorothy and I were not surprised but we are still greatly saddened by Courtney's passing. We enjoyed your and Courtney's company at our class reunions, Wednesday night dinners and picnics. I have fond memories of Courtney when we met in the 8th grade at NNHS. He became a friend then and stayed a friend for life. He was a good person, but more important a strong man of God. I know you and your family are in pain from this, but I also know that the God you and Courtney loved and worshipped will also give you and your family peace. Yes Courtney was a good husband and father and yes he was a Typhoon, but more important, he was a good strong Christian. We have no doubt that his pain is over and that he rest in the arms of his Lord and Saviour. He will be missed.

~ Dorothy and Jim McDonald, Williamsburg, Virginia

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August 08, 2014

To All of the Russ Family, I am so sorry to hear of this sad news My heart goes out to the entire family and I send my deepest sympathies.

~ Betty Ames Burton, Gloucester, Virginia
 

August 08, 2014

So sorry to hear of Courtney's death. We have such fond memories of him from our days at Grafton Baptist.

August 08, 2014

   Glory and Family - My heart is heavy with sadness and keeping you close in prayer and thoughts. Through the mercy of God+, rest in peace Courtney and may light perpetual shine upon you...Dominus Vobiscum

~ Frankie Davis, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
 

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Courtney's family, friends, and schoolmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam57.html


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8019


Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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