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Russell Lowell Kight Jr
July 19, 1948 ~ July 5, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Russell Lowell Kight Jr, 74 of Danville, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at his home. Visitation will be from 11-1pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St in Danville. Services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating.
Russ was the baby of the family, born in Danville to Russell and Irene (Bowman) Kight Sr. on July 19, 1948. He worked at GE and later Anchor Hocking as a Machine Operator for many years. When he wasn’t working Russ enjoyed being outdoors- fishing and gardening, sitting around the campfire, and hosting cookouts with his family. He liked listening to music and dancing and checking out the 4x4 trucks and muscle cars at car shows. Russ enjoyed a good cup of coffee at the diner, telling stories and joking with his children and grandchildren, and all things Christmas.
Russ married Karen Kempf and his daughter Shann and son Shawn were born. He later married Lois Henson and his daughter Rebecca and sons: Ryan, Donald, Kevin, Stephen, and Russell came from this union. In 1993 he married Mary Huron and they later separated. He is survived by his children: Shann (Allen) Beale, Shawn Kight, Rebecca (Terry) Kight, Ryan Robbins, Donald Robbins, Kevin (Kerri) Robbins, and Stephen Robbins; grandchildren: Sierra Kight, Aliyah Cooke, Brycen Kight, Benjamin Kight, Bauer Rodriguez, Amani Rodriguez, Dustin Robbins, Ashley Robbins, Kevin Robins Jr, Emily Schendel, Tyler Jones, Kayla Jones, Samantha Comstock, Donald Robbins Jr, Brooklyn Robbins, and Shayna Kight; sisters Pat Duryeah and Sandy Kight; and sister-in-law: Elaine Leadbetter. His lifelong friend Bobby Kotchel will also greatly miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Russell Kight III, his siblings: Allen Leadbetter, Myrna Barney; a teenage brother Tommy; and two grandchildren: Shannon and April Kight.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations may be made in Russ’ name to the American Diabetes Association.