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Theodore Russell
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Theodore Russell, age 81, of Port Charlotte, FL formerly of Middlesboro, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Port Charlotte Hospital.  He was born August 22, 1935 in Middlesboro, the son of the late William Asbury and Mollie Evans Russell.  

After serving in the US Army, Theodore returned to Middlesboro and began working for the city of Middlesboro as a police officer.  After his retirement from the Middlesboro police department, he continued his career in law enforcement as a police officer in Cumberland Gap TN.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lorene Treadway Russell, his daughter, Kathy Russell, sisters: Gladys "Jesse" Belew, Nora "Chris" Allen and one brother, James "Cleo" Russell.

He is survived by his daughter, Sheila Russell of Daytona Beach FL; one sister, Gretchen Ruth Hunter of Middlesboro; special sister in law, Nancy (Billy) Willis of Clearwater FL; brother in law, Frank Treadway of Centerville OH; special grandson, Matthew Russell; special nieces: Joanne Martin and Phyllis Overbay of Middlesboro; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Private services were held.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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