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Obituary: Russell Edward Reason Sr.

Russell Edward Reason Sr., 78, of Peeples Valley, Arizona, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015, at the Kindred Hospital, in Peoria, Arizona. Born in Anderson, Indiana to Raymond and Ruby Reason, Feb. 16, 1937, he was the second of seven children.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his older brother Don; his younger brother Leroy; and his grandson Christopher.

Russell was married to Leah (Reason) Jacques on Dec. 1, 1962.

Russell is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Leah, of 52 years; his daughter Jacquith Baldry of Lexington, Kentucky; his son Russell Reason Jr. and wife Cindy of North Pole, Alaska; his daughter Lisa Craik and husband Kenny of Richmond, Kentucky; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and one great granddaughter.

Russell was a very proud and passionate man, devoted to his family, his church, his friends, his hobbies and his country. He never failed to show his patriotism, and was proud to talk about his time spent in the Air Force serving his country. He very much, loved and enjoyed traveling to Alaska, and Kentucky, spending time with his children and their families, creating lasting memories.

Russell never failed to mention to his many friends how much he loved his family, and how very proud he was of his three children.

He is also survived by his four sisters, Sue Baumer of Wisconsin and Marie Rigdon, Lora Gainey and Fran Young all of Indiana; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends for services on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the LDS Chapel, 1001 Ruth St., Prescott, Arizona.

Visitation will be at noon, followed by the memorial service at 1 p.m. and then procession to the Peeples Valley cemetery for graveside services.

Following the commencement of the graveside services there will be a gathering at the Kirkland Branch LDS chapel for visiting and refreshments.

Information provided by survivors.

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