Francis Korpics
B: 1934-05-01
D: 2021-01-17
View Details
Korpics, Francis
Harold Cave
B: 1980-03-21
D: 2021-01-16
View Details
Cave, Harold
Brenda Hillard
B: 1965-10-18
D: 2021-01-15
View Details
Hillard, Brenda
Marlene Roberts
B: 1964-05-09
D: 2021-01-13
View Details
Roberts, Marlene
William Hughes
B: 1983-03-23
D: 2021-01-13
View Details
Hughes, William
Lynn Aulick
B: 1941-12-05
D: 2021-01-12
View Details
Aulick, Lynn
Christopher Eads
B: 1960-08-11
D: 2021-01-11
View Details
Eads, Christopher
Kaelyn Hand
B: 1981-08-12
D: 2021-01-10
View Details
Hand, Kaelyn
Orville Barron
B: 1944-03-19
D: 2021-01-06
View Details
Barron, Orville
Elizabeth Owens
B: 1934-07-04
D: 2020-12-31
View Details
Owens, Elizabeth
Emma Yates
B: 1945-03-27
D: 2020-12-31
View Details
Yates, Emma
Norman Wilson
B: 1974-03-10
D: 2020-12-30
View Details
Wilson, Norman
Edna Poer
B: 1934-01-31
D: 2020-12-28
View Details
Poer, Edna
Roy Garrison
B: 1971-08-04
D: 2020-12-26
View Details
Garrison, Roy
Bernard Seger
B: 1958-08-13
D: 2020-12-23
View Details
Seger, Bernard
Ralph Long
B: 1940-12-12
D: 2020-12-20
View Details
Long, Ralph
Paul Risk
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2020-12-17
View Details
Risk, Paul
Amelia Dock
B: 1924-10-17
D: 2020-12-16
View Details
Dock, Amelia
Barbara Hoffman
B: 1939-02-10
D: 2020-12-16
View Details
Hoffman, Barbara
Nancye Evans
B: 1930-01-14
D: 2020-12-12
View Details
Evans, Nancye
Matthew Lin
B: 2000-12-27
D: 2020-12-11
View Details
Lin, Matthew


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
641 S. Broadway
Phone: 502-863-3550
Fax: 502-603-8298
Ralph Russell

Ralph Gene "Butch" Russell Jr.

Wednesday, May 25th, 1949 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Ralph Russell, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Ralph Russell

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Ralph's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Ralph's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Ralph “Butch” Gene Russell, Jr, 71, owner of Russ-Kat Builders for 42 years and husband of Meloney Rice Russell, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. Born in Georgetown, KY, he was the son of the late Gene and Trudy Parrott Russell.

Raised in Pineville, KY, he was a graduate of Pineville Independent Schools and later received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Morehead State University. He was a former teacher and coach with Paris Independent Schools before beginning his career in construction. A Kentucky Colonel, he served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve and served on the Board of Appeals for the City of Georgetown. He was the founder and president of the Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club (TFSC), a judge for USFS, the National USFS Chairman for the state games and a former President and Vice President for SEGL Council. He was a member and former trustee of Georgetown First United Methodist Church and was an associate member of Springfield Presbyterian Church. Butch loved to fish, study history, build, spend time with family and play with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by his daughter, Katie (Matt) Riley, Springfield, KY; grandchildren, Russell and Lillian Riley; sister, Pam (David) Thompson; sister-in-law, Jan (Kenny) Gann; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to current government guidelines, services will be private. Burial will be held in the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Andy Van Hoose, John Cooper, Mark Riley, Russell Thompson, Kevin Gann, Dale Smith, Gary Davis and Matt Gann. Honorary bearers will be Len Suiter and Russell Howard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Georgetown First United Methodist Church or Springfield Presbyterian Church.

Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Ralph Gene "Butch" Russell Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, December 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, December 11th, 2020
    Private Services
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Clay Stevens
  • Interment

    Georgetown Cemetery
    710 S. Broadway
    Georgetown, KY 40324
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Ralph here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Ralph
2 trees have been planted in memory of Ralph Gene "Butch" Russell Jr.

Becky Cooper

Posted at 01:47pm
I am so blessed to have known Butch. He was such a kind person and always talked of his love for his family. He will be missed.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Ralph Russell — Plant a Tree Now

D Newcomb

Posted at 04:45pm
Deepest sympathy to Meloney and Katie. Butch was such a nice guy. May you be comforted by knowing others are lifting you up and that Butch is now with the Carpenter from Nazareth.

sarah schaars diaz

Posted at 12:14pm
Mr Butch was my ice skating club President for many years. :) What fun we had with all the Nutcracker Christmas Shows, some of my favorite childhood memories. Many blessings and prayers for his family especially Katie and Mrs. Melody .

With love ,
Sarah Schaars -Diaz and family

Posted at 01:19pm
Awesome GREAT FRIEND & Construction guru.
Many believe it or not, Hawaiian projects on homes. A Dad to Katie that can only be described as PHENOMENAL. A HUSBAND TO MELONEY beyond description. He will be Sorely MISSED. Joe and Lynn Summerfield

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 07:52pm
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Ralph Russell — Plant a Tree Now

Sue James Posted at 09:27am

Maloney and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each