Robert “Bobby” Dale Russell, age 67, passed away Feb. 2, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bobby was born on Feb. 19, 1952 to Robert and Laquata Russell in Durant, Oklahoma.

Bobby attended Durant Public Schools and worked for the city of Durant as a sanitation worker for 37 years. Bobby married the love of his life, Patsy Faught, on June 16, 1978 in Durant. He was a good provider and family man.

Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Isaac Russell and Laquata Joyce (Townesend) Russell, as well as Lloyd Dean Thrift and Tana Sparkman.

Bobby is survived by his wife of the home, Patsy Russell, of Durant; his children, Troy Thrift of Durant; Pam Sparkman and husband, Dan, of Gordonville, Texas; Robert Russell of Durant; Laquata Jean Howard of Durant; Christy Delgado of San Antonio, Texas; and Thomas Russell of Durant; his siblings, Wanda Evans of Tulsa; Sue Roberts and husband, Gary, of Tulsa; Lois Wright and husband, Thomas, of Savoy, Texas; and Ronnie Dean Russell and wife, Jaylen, of Stillwell, Oklahoma. Bobby also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Browns Funeral Service in Durant, with burial to follow at Restland Cemetery in Silo, Oklahoma.

Family received family and friends for a visitation on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020 at Browns Funeral Service Durant, Oklahoma.

Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant. Online condolences can be made at