He was born March 1, 1922 in Sullivan to Edward Russell and Maude (Morris) Russell.
Survivors include his spouse of 65 years, Margaret Ruth (Willie) Russell of Jasonville, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1945; sons and daughters-in-law, Garry and Linda Elaine Russell of Princeton, William and Linda L. Russell of Linton; grandchildren, Dusty Elaine Russell, Tony and Michelle Russell, Asanda and Matthew Mason; great-grandchildren, Jakob Richardson, Gage Mason, Garyck Russell, Jordan Bogdan, A.J. Russell, Irelynn Mason; brothers and sister-in-law, Hubert Russell of New Castle, James and Daffy Russell of Jasonville, Gene Russell of Jasonville; sister, Edith Blake of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Willis Russell, Frank Russell, Olive Love, Earl Russell, Creola Morris, Oscar Russell.
Carl retired from Stran Steel in 1981 as a production welder. He was a member of the Lawton Street Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 50-year member, Vigo Masonic Lodge F&AM Lodge 29, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, O.E.S. of Hymera Lodge, WWII Navy Veteran, Jasonville American Legion Post 172, Clay City VFW Post. Carl loved to garden, fish and hunt.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday with Masonic Services at 7 p.m., and Sunday noon until service time at the Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2 p.m. on Sunday at Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Petty officiating.
Interment will be at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville with military graveside rites.