William David “Billy” Russell, born April 19, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2007, in Galveston, Texas. Billy lived in Sunset, Garland, and finally Galveston, where he loved being more than anywhere else in the world. He had countless friends and extended family on the island and loved them all very much. He considered Galveston his home.
Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Estie Sells Russell. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his father, Kenneth Russell; devoted and loving partner, Mark Kohr; daughter, Katie Strange and husband, Terry; son, Johnny Kohr and wife, Anitra; son, Derek Kohr and fiancé, Jennifer; brother, Danny Russell and wife, Doris; nephews, Brian and Kevin Russell; and numerous other extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff, particularly on the 4th floor of John Sealy Hospital in Galveston for the unconditional caring and compassion they showed Billy in his final days. Our gratitude cannot be expressed enough.
Visitation will be held after 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 9th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, with a funeral service to begin at 6:30 pm. Graveside services will be held in Dallas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Billy’s honor to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.