Charlie “Bear” Russell, III

September 26, 1976 - May 7, 2022

09/26/1976 - 05/07/2022

Past Services

Memorial
Saturday May 14, 2022
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-1525 | Directions

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved son Charlie “Bear” Russell, III on May 7th, 2022. He was a long-time resident of Hampton, VA and a carpenter. He is survived by his daughter, Nia Hamlin, parents Kevin Brown (Charles Townes Sr.), Charlie Russell Jr. (Janis Russell), Grandmother, Arrie Stevens, siblings, Thomas Russell, Jennifer Wimbush, Joshua Townes, Arethea “Troy” Torres-Monge (Augustin Torres), Hayley Stringfield (Roderick Stringfield), Rachel Townes, and Morgan Stokes (Travis Stokes). He also leaves behind a whole host of cousins all over the United States. He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Ford C Swan Sr. and Dorothy Swan, Charlie Russell Sr. and Virginia O. Russell, Charles Stevens, Aunt Lottie Harris and, Uncles, Bradford Swan and Ford C Swan Jr.

Charlie attended Phoebus High School and graduated in 1995. Post-graduation, Charlie attended Ferrum College on a football scholarship before switching carriers to work in carpentry. Charlie “Bear” had the biggest heart of anyone we knew. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and loved his family fiercely. He was well known throughout Hampton Roads for being a jack of all trades.

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Tosha McSweeney
2 days ago

Condolences to the Russell and Townes family, I am at a loss for words. Charlie was a good guy and he will be missed by many. I’m very sorry Thomas, please take care of yourself. You and your family are in my prayers. 🥀

Virginia Russell
3 days ago

Cuz this one hit hard…but you will truly be missed….HEAVEN JUST GAINED ANOTHER SOLIDER AND WE JUST GAINED ANOTHER 😇 RIH CUZ TIL WE MEET AGAIN.