Russell Lee Philpot, age 56, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Baum Assembly of God Church with Pastor Brad Buchanan officiating. Interment to follow at Provence Cemetery.
Russell was born to Russell Lee Philpot Sr. and Bobbie Jean (Cline) Philpot on January 29, 1956, at Comanche, Okla. He married Miss Rita Kay Watterson on April 30, 1990, at Wichita Falls, Texas. He worked as a truck driver for a time, but bricklaying was his main profession. He was an avid Earnhardt Racing fan and will be remembered as a loving and devoted family man.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Jean Philpot.
Russell is survived by his wife, Rita Kay Philpot, of the home; nephew, Rusty Philpot Jr., of the home; father, Russell Philpot Sr. of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother, Kenny Philpot of Ardmore, Okla.; two half brothers, Ron Cox and Chris Beck, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; and a host of family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Agan, Dennis Gay, Pooch Porter, Jim Tate, Dewayne Hall and Brad Buchanan Jr.