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John Merlin Russell Obituary

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John Merlin Russell

Alma, Arkansas

July 18, 1961 - May 14, 2024

John Merlin Russell Obituary

John Merlin Russell Jr., 62, of Alma, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. John loved to ride his motorcycle and was a member of the Border Riders. When he wasn’t riding you could often find him fishing or playing his favorite game, Fortnite. John was born July 18, 1961 in Bakersfield, California to the late John Merlin and Martha (Bufford) Russell Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Martha Russell Sr.


The family will visit with friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2024 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma with cremation to follow. The family will have a private service for John at his brothers house the following Saturday. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.


John is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Paula Clinton of Alma, AR; son, John Christopher Russell of Good Hope, GA; daughters, Crystal Renee Russell and husband Greg Johnson of Fort Smith, AR, Coreena Russell of Alma, AR; grandchildren, Brayden Fondren, Konner Fondren, Jaxon Fondren, Emmet Fondren, Felaney Fondren; brother, Phillip Russell and wife Michelle of Mountainburg, AR; cousins, Allen Bailey and wife Vicky, Scott Bailey and wife Kristie; and close friend, Jay Puentes.






To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Merlin Russell hosted by Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes.

John Merlin Russell Jr., 62, of Alma, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. John loved to ride his motorcycle and was a member of the Border Riders. When he wasn’t riding you could often find him fishing or playing his favorite game, Fortnite. John was born July 18, 1961 in Bakersfield, California to the late John Merlin and Martha (Bufford) Russell Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Martha Russell Sr.


The family will visit with friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2024 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma with cremation to follow. The family will have a private service for John at his brothers house the following Saturday. Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.


John is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Paula Clinton of Alma, AR; son, John Christopher Russell of Good Hope, GA; daughters, Crystal Renee Russell and husband Greg Johnson of Fort Smith, AR, Coreena Russell of Alma, AR; grandchildren, Brayden Fondren, Konner Fondren, Jaxon Fondren, Emmet Fondren, Felaney Fondren; brother, Phillip Russell and wife Michelle of Mountainburg, AR; cousins, Allen Bailey and wife Vicky, Scott Bailey and wife Kristie; and close friend, Jay Puentes.






To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Merlin Russell hosted by Ocker-Putman Funeral Homes.

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