Russell Harold “Poppy” Stapleton, 87, of Taylorsville, Kentucky, formerly of Ashland, died peacefully Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Signature Health Care.
He was born June 24, 1932, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles Wince and Amanda Sarah Dennis Stapleton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Russell David Stapleton.
Russell was a longtime member of Beech Street Christian Church in Ashland and Briar Ridge Christian Church in Mt. Eden, Kentucky. He retired following a 60 year career as a salesman with Economy Foods in Huntington, WV.
Survivors include a son, Timothy Wayne (Daphne) Stapleton of Taylorsville, KY; daughter, Melissa Dawn Burgess of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Timothy Russell Stapleton, Thaddaeus Ryan Stapleton, Sarah Amanda (Matthew) Bolin, James Aaron (Melissa) Burgess; great grandchildren, Madalyn, Nathan, Camryn and Logan Bolin; and a host of extended family members and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Ashland Cemetery.
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Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Russell’s memory be made to Team Expansion, 4112 Old Routt Rd. Louisville, KY 40299, on line giving: www.teamexpansion.org/thestapletons
or Mid-South Christian College, 3097 Knight Rd. Memphis, TN 38118, On line giving: www.midsouthchristian.edu/donation-form
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