Russell C. ''Bub'' Southwell, 62, of Stone Hill Road, Warren, Pa, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa.
He was born Feb. 25, 1951, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Russell Wm. Southwell and Sophie (Lehmann) Southwell.
Bub was self-employed, owning RC Southwell, producing oil and gas, based in Warren, Pa., with operations in Warren and Chautauqua counties.
Russell C. ‘‘Bub’’ Southwell
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved plants and animals. He fed deer and turkey throughout the winter months and raised pigeons his entire life. He especially loved his two cats: Moe and Mini Me. He was a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, as well as the one-armed bandits at the Seneca Casino.
He enjoyed all family gatherings and holidays.
He is survived by his nine siblings, Bettye Mott, Mary Jane Dersam, Romona Wolcott, Linda Haner, Lawrence Southwell and Rosalie Southwell, all of Sugar Grove, Pa. William Southwell of Warren, Pa, Rebecca (Willard) Hitchcock, Russell, Pa, and Madeline Southwell, Youngsville, Pa; as well as 24 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Bub is also survived by his close friends: Ted Carrington, Jerry Siliano, and Frank Papalia.
Friends will be received Thursday, Jan. 23 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church recreation building, 210 Jamestown St. A funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. with one hour visitation prior to the service. The Rev. Billy Hughes, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in the South Ridge Cemetery on Pine Ridge Road in Sugar Grove, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Don Mills Achievement Center, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, PA 16365, or Warren Cancer Center or Hospice of Warren County, both located at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365, or to a charity of choice.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main Street, Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net