Born May 10, 1943 and raised in Bloomfield, he was the son of Max Troy Cook and Mina Louise (Kindred) Cook.
Russell worked as the Director of Contracts at NSWC Crane, he retired in 2005 after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington and formerly Allen Chapel Church in Bloomfield.
Russell is survived by his wife Nancy E. Cook of Bloomington; one daughter, Kimberly J. Bacon of Greenwood; one son, Jonathan R. and wife, Julia Cook of Bloomington, two brothers; Cletus Cook and Kenneth Cook, both of Ellettsville and four grandchildren; Benjamin Bacon, Kimberly Cook, Allyson Cook and Madison Cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the funeral home with J.D. Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
The family wishes any donations be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.