In Loving Memory …

Russell M. Driskell


Russell M. Driskell, 70, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

He was born May 29, 1948, in Sedalia, MO, a son of Russell E. and Georgia Mae (Lemons) Driskell.

Russell honorably served in the United States Air Force.  He was a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School and a graduate of State Fair Community College with an Associates of Science Degree.  Russell was currently serving on the Sedalia City Council as Ward 2 Councilman.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren as much as possible.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony Dwane Driskell of Potosi, MO, James Walter Driskell (Krista) of Sedalia, MO, Joshua Adam Driskell (Misty) of Sedalia, MO; ten grandchildren, Jacob, Cody, Leroy, Brian, Andrew, Emily, Jordan, Tyler, Joseph and Ava; some great-grandchildren; one sister, Theresa Lynch (Patrick) of Sedalia, MO; two step-sisters and one step-brother.

In addition to both of his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, James McCall and one step-sister.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the funeral home followed by a Celebration of Life service.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Highland Sacred Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the family with checks made payable to “The Driskell Family”.


  1. Glenn D. Shoemaker

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I consider Russ a very good man. One I consider my friend. May you rest in peace my friend. And may God be with you on the other side.

  2. Dennis and Joyce Cardwell

    We are so proud to have called Russ our friend. Our prayers for all of his family as they go through this time of grieving and trying to understand why

  3. When I was a sales rep I called on a number of convenience stores, supermarkets and grocery stores. One of my retail accounts was the former Quik Trip Store on South Maguire in Warrensburg where I first met Russ. He was always friendly, cordial and helpful to his customers as well as those of us who called on him with business-related matters. I know I echo the sorrow we all feel with his passing.

  4. Russell and I worked together at IGA Grocery Store in 1969 and had a great enjoyable time. He always had that wonderful smile and happy twinkle in his eyes. We both had light green new auto. he had a1968 Grand Torino GT and I had a 1969 Pontiac GTO. He loved life, Sedalia, and people.
    We will all miss him. I ‘m send Positive, Loving, Healing, Energy to all his family. God Bless You

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