Russell was a self-employed carpenter and an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy D. (Falk) Giles of Lyons whom he married on June 5, 2005; sons and daughters-in-law Russell L. and Joann Giles II of Bloomington, Leonard E. "Skeet" and Paula Giles of Linton; step-sons Pat and Stephanie Cundiff of Lyons and Charlie "One Leg" Cundiff of Lyons; one sister, Henerietta Butler of Switzer, Ky., grandchildren John D. and Amanda Giles and Jessica D. Giles; several step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service, Pastor John Ferguson officiating, with military rites, will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Cox Funeral Home, 218 S. Meridian St. in Jasonville.
Visitation at the funeral home will be from noon until the service at 7 p.m.
At Russell's request, cremation has been scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home in Russell's name to offset funeral expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.