Russell Edgar Shopbell

Born: Tue., May 8, 1928
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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Russell Edgar Shopbell, 90, of Ashland, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Lutheran Village.
He was born May 8, 1928, the son of Cloyd and Eunice (Fulk) Shopbell.  He was a member of the Ashland Christian Church.  Russell was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Sabine.  He worked for D.D. Hootman, building barns - including the Children’s Home barn in Ashland.  He worked at F. E. Myers Co., the Midwest Carpenters Union , and also built many homes throughout Ashland County.  He spent many hours working with the Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.  He enjoyed family, genealogy, bowling, playing pool, and hunting mushrooms.
On May 14, 1971, Russell married Janet (Seibert) Shopbell, who survives. Surviving also are seven children, Roger (Joyce) Shopbell of Ashland, Ken Shopbell of Modesto, CA, Peggy (Shopbell) Weaver of Hayesville, Larry Shopbell of Mansfield, Gayle (Shopbell) Hencye of Ashland, and Jodie (Shopbell) (Don) Frazer of Ashland and step-daughter, Paula (Bob) Gill of Ashland, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Maxine (George) Shopbell and Judy (John) James, brothers-in-law, Ted Seibert, Tom (Sarah) Seibert and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cloyd and Eunice Shopbell, sister Mildred (Shopbell) Smith, and brothers Clarence (Gene) Shopbell, Lee Shopbell and George Shopbell.

Services will be held Saturday March 30th at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Minister Edward Graves and brother-in-law Ted Seibert officiating.  Friends may call between the hours of 11:00-1:00. Military Honors will be presented by the Ashland Honor Guard with services immediately following.
The family would like to give special thanks to Lutheran Village and Pathways Hospice of Ashland for the wonderful loving care given to Russell during the time that he was at Lutheran Village.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pathways Hospice of Ashland (1171 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805) or Lutheran Village (330 Davis Rd, Ashland, OH 44805).
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Aluce A Marsh Shopbell
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
My heart goes out to the family. Uncle Russ was a very well respected and loved man. My G "Gerry" Gerald Shopbell was there to greet him in Heaven. Gerry went before on October 13, 2016. He really was so fond of Uncle Russ. Uncle Russ, Janet, and Maxine made me feel so welcome. I pray Peace. I Pray Remembering with a Smile on all of yours and our faces when we Remember. God Bless.

dave ballou
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Shopbell family, I am greatly saddened by the loss of your father and grandfather. He's is at peace now with the Lord. Am thinking of each and everyone of you,as you celebrate the life of a wonderful man. Take care and may God Bless you all.

Gregg Beechy
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Russ's passing although I never meet him in person. I found out he was affiliated with Ashland Genealogical Society and he was able to put the Loudonville Class of 1964 on that web site. We remained email buddies for years, sending jokes to each other often. I really enjoyed his humor and his outlook on life. My sympathies go to all his family.
RIP Russ


Judy Such
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
To all my cousins... my love, prayers and condolences for the loss of your dad, my Uncle Russ. My dad, George, and Russ were great adventurous spirits and traveled many miles for both work and play together with their family. Uncle Russ will always remain in my heart with fondness.

Frederick Mason
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
I did not know your Father I was stationed on the Uss SABINE and anyone that served aboard her
Are Family. My the LORD bless and keep you in your forever. He was family to all who served thank you for your SERVICE.

Norman Dria
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
Janet (Flory) Dria and I are very sorry for your family's loss. Russell Shopbell was an outstanding friend who was suportive of his family and community. He will be missed tremendously.

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