Marvin Russell House, 93, of Owensboro, formerly of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 28, 2021 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson, KY. He was born in Hancock County on November 22, 1927 to the late Elmont and Thelma Nugent House. Russell was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Hawesville Baptist Church. He was a former long standing member and deacon of Blackford Baptist Church.
Russell was a successful business man in farming and insurance. He began his insurance career in 1958 with Commonwealth Life and Mutual of Omaha. In 1978, he and his wife Glen formed Russell House Insurance Agency in which he was the top life producer with Motorist Life Insurance Company for many years. This legacy is now carried on by Rick Hoffman and grandson, Brandon House, through House-Hoffman Insurance in Owensboro and House Insurance Services in Hawesville.
He was an avid UK basketball fan and a faithful fan of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Russell was loved and respected by family and many friends as a true gentleman.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Glen Clark House, son, Danny House, sisters, Mary Evelyn Rice, Dean Nugent, Delores Gibbs and brothers, Dale and Jerry House.
Survivors include his son, Bruce (Naiome) House; daughter, Dana (Randall) Hurt; daughter in law, Marsha House; step daughters, Anne Brent (Sheilah) Frankel and Karen Thomas; grandsons, Brandon (Johnna) House, Nathan House and Daniel House; granddaughter, Sarah (Derek) Phillips; great grandchildren, Halley Stewart, Ella House, Ansley House, Nolan Phillips, Aniston Phillips and Jamison Phillips; sister, Merle Quinn; brother, Donald (Margie) House along with several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial following in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Russell’s family will be greeting friends from 11 am until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be mad to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 S Green St. Henderson, KY 42420.
In compliance with public health and safety measures, masks will be worn inside the funeral home and social distancing will be practiced.
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