John A. Russell, 67 of Parkersburg, WV entered into the Presence of Jesus Saturday January 20, 2018 at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of the late John R. and Amy R. (Burrows) Russell.

John retired after thirty-three years from Pepsi Cola and then owned Russell Distributing for eleven years. He then became the Coin Guy, owning and operating a coin shop. He was very active at South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, where he got great pleasure being the sound technician. He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps and was a member and past president of Parkersburg Coin Club, member of OH-KAN Coin Club, member of Pepsi Cola Collectors Club, and member of American Legion Post 15.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years Nancy (Miller) Russell; children Ron Sams (Lisa) of Mineral Wells, Aimee Powell (Anita) of Marietta, Chris Russell (Jaimie) of Morgantown, and Sam Sams (Kristi) of Mineral Wells, sister Evelyn Stephens (Tom) of Washington; and his two special pals Phineas and Furb. He was proud to be“Poppy to eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son David Russell.

Services will be Friday 5:00 P.M. at South Parkersburg United Methodist Church with Reverends Jim Plyburn and Rick Brown officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg and Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donation may be made to South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, Backpack Blessings, 1813 Rayon Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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William Ray Wilcox, 67, of Huntington, WV, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his residence. He was born November 4, 1950 in Huntington a son of the late Ray and Doris Donnally Wilcox. He was retired from INCO.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty Wolfe Wilcox; a sister, Jody Sullivan of Huntington; two nieces, Abby (Tony) Lilly and Amy Sullivan, all of Huntington; a great niece, Savannah Parrish; a great nephew, Asher Parrish; and cousins, Allen Wilcox, Linda Sexton, Betty Turley, Janice Williams, and Damon Wilcox.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at