Russell was born August 25, 1957, to Herbert “Dean” and Betty Lou Stanford Spearman in Dallas. He married Glenda Holman on June 10, 1991, in Bonham. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Russell graduated from Plano High School. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting knives and tinkering with things. He was very meticulous about the yard and enjoyed watching his daughter, Beth, play softball.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Spearman; parents, Dean and Betty Spearman; children, Rusty Spearman, Chrystal and Brian Copeland, Beth Holman and boyfriend, Wesley Walton; brother, Tim and Denice Spearman; sisters, Deana Spearman and partner, Ron Dickey and Penny Tracy Spearman; grandchildren, Austin Bennett, Alyssa Copeland, Landon Copeland, Trenton Copeland and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Spearman, his grandmother, Thelma Spearman and Nephew, Jeremy.
Pallbearers will be Jason Spearman, T. J. Spearman, John Chetelat, Jason Stone, Brian Copeland and Landon Copeland. Honorary Pallbearer is Wesley Walton