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Russell Lee Woodrow

May 7, 1922 — April 4, 2014

COVINGTON – Russell Lee Woodrow, 91, gently passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at The Waters of Covington, where he had been hospitalized for several days.

Russell was a well-known and prominent farmer in Fountain County for many years before retiring and moving  into Covington. He was a long-time member of the Salem United Methodist Church.

He was born near Cates, on May 7, 1922, the son of  Herbert A. and Burnie Cates Woodrow and was later raised by Delpha McCannon Woodrow after the loss of his mother.

He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Kay, and four brothers, Kenneth, Glen, Harold, and Earl.  He graduated from Kingman High School in 1940 and on June 28, 1942, married his sweetheart, Lulu Belle Trott, who survives.  Russell loved old cars and belonged to several car clubs. He also enjoyed fishing and playing Bocce with his buddies in Florida, where he spent 40 winters.

Other survivors include sons, Alan and wife Margaret, of Covington, Dale and fiancée Patricia, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and daughter Joy of Carmel, Indiana. He loved his 6 grandchildren, Lisa and Scott Haley of Attica; Amy and Bob Hay, Roger and Brenda Woodrow of Covington, David and Jennifer Woodrow of Danville; Troy Woodrow and Chad  Woodrow in California, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and 2 step great-great grandchildren. He also had numerous nieces and nephews that were very special to him.

Funeral services: 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, with Rev. Stanley Hicks officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Visitation: 5 to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington.  Memorials may be given to Salem United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Condolences to the family:

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