Star - Silas Harrison Russell, Sr., age 101, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Russell was born in Montgomery County on July 24, 1916 to Charles Harrison and Alice Elmeta (Warren) Russell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, where he served his country during World War II.
He spent the biggest part of his life working with his family in the hosiery mills in Star. He served six years as the mayor of Star and was the head of the airport committee. He was blessed with 101 years of good health, a sound mind, and being able to live in his own home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dusty" Mildred Rhoades, and his son, Jerry Russell.
He is survived by one daughter, Mildred Russell of Greensboro; two sons, Silas Harrison "Harry" Russell, Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Star, and David Russell of Salisbury; daughter-in-law, Janet Russell, of Star; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:45 PM at Phillips Funeral Home.
The funeral will begin at 3:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kay Boone and Rev. Andrew Hurlburt officiating. Interment will follow in Leach Cemetery with military honors provided by Randolph County Honor Guard.