Sergeant Gavin Byron Russell, 54, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Overton, Texas home on Friday, February 26, 2021. Gavin was a decorated veteran who served in the Iraq war and spent another 4 years in the reserves after active duty. Gavin was a graduate of University of Texas and Marshall High School where he was an outstanding football player. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; Clarence Wesley Russell and Faye Butts; wife Audrey Andy-Russell; five children, Xaviar of Seattle, Washington, MarQuayvion (Quay) of Dallas, Texas, Trenton (Trent) of Kilgore, Texas; Brianna (Lee) Ware of Tyler, Texas, Asha Mosley of Dallas, Texas; One sister Sonia Brown of Pasadena, California; One Godson, Ty A. Montgomery of Dallas, Texas; Four grandchildren Jaylan, Ava, Kymorah, Kaicen; One nephew, Devaughn (Keora) Solomon and two great nephews Zayne and Ermias. He also leaves a host of relatives whom he loved dearly. And a special place was always in his heart for Aunt Mae and Aunt Bonnie. Gavin was truly loved and cherished by his family.
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