Connor Jon Russell, 72, of Parsons died at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Labette Health.
He was born Nov. 28, 1946, at Parsons, a son of Walter E. and Marjorie Jane (McKinzie) Russell. He grew up and attended school in Wichita before his family moved to Austin, Texas, where he graduated high school. Following high school he attended one semester at a university in Austin before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.
He spent his career in the Air Force and retired in 1982 after 23 years of service. He was stationed at Germany for three years, Hawaii for five years and then Lubbock, Texas. When he retired he continued to live at Lubbock for a short time before moving to Shreveport, Louisiana. He later lived in Memphis, Tennessee, Cold Water, Mississippi, and Fernadina Beach, Florida, before moving to Parsons in 2010.
He was united in marriage to Kathy Dodson. They later divorce.
He married Katie (McKee) Thomas on Sept. 12, 1994. She survives of the home.
He was Baptist. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards and had a large collection of cards.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Kyle C. Russell of Parsons; a stepson, John D. Thomas and his wife, Patricia, of Marysville; a stepgranddaughter, Katlyn D. Thomas of Fernadina Beach, Florida; his mother, Marjorie Jane Riley of Olathe; and a half-sister, Pamela L. Winterman of Leawood.
No service is scheduled.
Memorials are suggested to the family to defray expenses and may be left at or mailed to Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.