Russell Rusty Edward Nowell, 63, of Polk went to heaven on Monday March 29, 2021.
He was born December 31, 1957 in New London to Ralph and Nancy Berry Nowell. On August 19, 1977, he married Becky Durham.
Rusty worked in the imaging department of Bell + Howell/ProQuest/Snap On for 32 years. He most recently was working as a custodian at the Department of Job and Family Services and was looking forward to his retirement. Rusty loved going to Mohican Church of the Brethren Church where he was a member, listening to Christian music and playing golf video games. He also loved going on long drives and road trips, visiting his family and eating at the Village Cornerstone.
Along with his wife of over 43 years, Rusty is survived by his children Tim (Rebecca) Nowell of Columbus, Theresa Nowell and Tiffany (Ben) LaBo both of Polk; sisters Cheryl Nowell of Loudonville and Andrea (Tony) Woodward of Wooster along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and two great-great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Rodney Nowell.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem with Rev. Paul Bartholomew officiating. Interment will be in Fairhaven Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
Contributions may be made to the church in Rusty s memory.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Highway Patrol officers for their compassion.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Contributions may be made to the church in Rusty s memory.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 Elyria Rd., West Salem
Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home
Becky, I’m praying for you and the family during this difficult time. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s peace to bring you comfort and courage in the days to come.
Rusty was always supportive of his family and friends without brashness. I remember him chauffeuring his imaging co-workers on a outings in his limousine and sharing cookies at work that Becky baked. I often referred to him as Johnny Cash as his attire of choice was a black tee shirt no matter the temperature. I called him the man in black and then he surprised all of us and started wearing colored tee shirts to brighten up his working area! My condolences to his family.
Becky and family, May God wrap you tightly in his arms. May He give you peace and comfort during this devastating time. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky and family, I hope God puts his arms around you and gives you comfort. My heart breaks for you and your family. Dean and I are thinking of you at this time and praying for your strength.
Becky and family, I am sure God is wrapping his arms around you with comfort. Dean and I are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Praying for your strength and comfort for all of you. So sorry Becky.
Becky, I wish I had the words to say that would take all of your pain away. My heart is aching for you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss of your beloved husband. The two of you were so cute together, such, love could be seen between the two of you. Always put a smile on my face. My prayers for you and your family will continue, that God will give you strength, peace and comfort. I also know you have strong faith in God, keep your faith, God, knows our grief and suffering, He will not leave you. Sometimes, we don’t understand why our loved one has passed away, but, we must trust in God’s will, because he knows the beginning to the end. You will see Russell soon, I feel God is coming soon to take us home. Love to you always, sweet Becky.
Becky, No words can express my thoughts, deepest sympathy to you and yours. May your hearts overflow with all the wonderful memories you and your family have to cherish. I wish I could help you in your time of sorrow, but just know we are all thinking of you all with heavy hearts and sincere sympathy. Blessings to you and your family. Russ was a great guy and will surely be missed by many.
Becky I am so sorry for your loss. No words can express the pain and loss you feel right now, may God give you peace and comfort.
Becky, he loved you more than anything and talked about you and the fun you had together constantly. Keep that in your heart forever. Family was everything to him. Whatever you need – we are here for you.
Becky, I’m so sorry for your loss. Russell was a great guy. I could always count on him for a big smile. He truly made peoples days better just by being around him. Sending lots of love.
I am so sorry for your loss, I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family. Russ was a true gentleman, kind and caring, joyful with a great sense of humor, his cute chuckle lit up the room and made others smile too. His eyes lit up when he talked about his family, his family meant the world to him, you could just sense his heart was beaming with pride when he talked about you and your family.
May his memory be of a blessing.
I am sorry for your loss, I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family. Russ was a true gentleman, kind and caring. Russ had a great sense of humor, he had such a cute chuckle that would light up the room and make others around him smile too. His eyes lit up when he mentioned his family, you could sense his heart beaming with pride and joy when he talked about you and your family. May his memory be of a blessing.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Rusty was such a kind soul and will always be remembered by our family as that wonderful father of Tim who is a dear friend of our son Damon. Love to you all and you are all in our prayers.
Becky, i am so so sorry for your loss. Praying for god to give you strength & comfort. Russ was a great guy & he will be sadly missed. Prayers for your entire family in this time of sorrow.
Tim and the Entire Nowell Family – we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement. May your grief and sadness soon be replaced by the special memories during his time on earth. If you constantly keep his memory alive, then there will always be a sense in spirit that he never really left you. Remain strong…..
Condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Rusty at Bell & Howell. He was respectful of all. Never complained about things and always a smile.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Rusty for many years and always enjoyed his company and dry sense of humor. So very sorry for your loss.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family!
I worked with Rusty at B&H. He was in imaging and I worked on the other side of the cubicle. He made our days brighter with his humor and passing funny items through the cubicle wall spaces. Such a good person, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace in your hearts.
Becky, Tim, Theresa, and Tiffany, We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express the pain you are going through right now. Rusty was a good man and he loved his family very much. He will be missed.
Love, Julie and Lucy
Words cannot express the sense of loss I am feeling. Rusty and I worked decades together. He was always so much fun to be around.
Rusty walked with God in an honorable life testimony of service to his faith and love for his family. Like the Jesus he served Rusty gave up his life during Passover. “One short sleep past, we wake eternally..And death shall be no more; Death, though shalt die”.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God has laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard His call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found the peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.
God wanted me now,
He set me free
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Seeing you two at work it was very clear how much love you shared. We will miss seeing him go up and down the halls and the small talk. Love to you all.
Becky, our hearts are broken hearing the news of Rusty’s passing. We are so very sorry and want you to know that we have been praying for you and your sweet family in these really hard days. We sure can’t understand, but know one thing for certain…we will see Rusty again some day in heaven. May the Lord hold you and your family close to him and give peace and strength for the hard days ahead. We’re sure he’s having a really good conversation with Grandpa and Grandma Durham right now! Our love and prayers, Bryan & Pam
Dear Becky, Tim, Theresa, and Tiffany, we are praying for you during this tough time. Russ was a great guy who loved his family. We will miss his smile and contagious laugh. Love you all, Dan and Mark
Becky and family, please accept our deepest sympathies at the passing of Russell. We were terribly saddened to hear the news. Jen and I both enjoyed Russell and his positive spirit. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family during this difficult time. Darin and Jennifer.
Dear Becky, I am so sorry to hear about Russell, It was always a pleasure talking to him at work and listening to his stories
He was always so willing to help out He will be greatly missed You are in my thoughts and prayers
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Although we cannot be at the services, we will be there in thought, praying for strength for you all over the next couple days and in the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. My mom loved Rusty and the whole Nowell Family so much. Hard to believe he passed so soon after she did. Hope they are together again singing songs in heaven! Love you all. Sending hugs from California.
one more prayer for you and yours
Becky, I just saw this as I was looking at old acquaintances. I am sorry for your loss. Rusty and I had a long career together as you know. You both were a huge support for me, sitting for my very young children. He was a very smart man and took to new technology very quickly.
All the Best,