William Jacob Russell, 28, of Thornton died December 3 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
A son of William Allen Russell of Thornton and the late Lisa Wilson Russell, he was the father of the late Caileigh Russell. Surviving in addition to his father are his mother, Anita Brewer; three brothers, Jason Watts and wife Ashley of Russell Springs, Steven Russell and wife Kayla of Pikeville, and Burl Douglas Russell of Thornton; grandparents, Ted and Pat Ratliff, and grandparents, Norma and Melvin Wilson; and friends, Adam Caudill and Justin Cook.
Funeral services were held December 6 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Cloud Cemetery at Thornton.