Funeral services will be held at a later date for Russell Alton Green, 78, of Lucedale, who died May 5, 2020.
He was a 1960 graduate of Leakesville High School. Some of his proudest sports achievements were 1959 football All-State honorable mention as halfback, 1959 All-DeSoto Conference halfback, 1959 and 1960 100-yard dash winner. He continued his athletic career at Jones Junior College where he graduated with an associate of arts degree. He was a retired farmer and businessman. He was an avid lover of Christ, History, RC cola and moon pies. He loved telling football stories and reminiscing about the “good ole days.”
He is survived by his sons Terril (Donna) Green and Lee Green; grandchildren Tara (Dwight) Tillman, Magan Green, Tonie (Matt) Roberts, Chase Green, R.T. (Hope) Green and Tyler Green; six great-grandchildren; brother Lamar (Myrna) Green and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents and grandparents, Dewitte and Dorothy Turner Green, Charles and Hattie Neel Turner and Ruth and Lula Lewis Green.
Moments Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.