Dr. Richard H. Russell dies at age 80.

August 28th, 2022     People



Dr. Richard H. Russell, a longtime Union County physician, died Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Dr. Russell was born at his family’s home in the Hurricane Community of Pontotoc County on May 3, 1942.

He had thousands of friends and was deeply involved in the community. He delivered approximately 2,000 babies during his 39 years as a family practice physician.

With Dr. Sam Creekmore, he co-ran the emergency room at Baptist (Union County) Hospital; just the two of them, 24/7, for seven years. He served three years as chief of staff at the hospital.

Among other things in his long and productive life, Dr. Russell served on the New Albany School Board and as the Union County Republican Chairman.

A complete obituary will be published as soon as funeral arrangements are complete at United Funeral Home.


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