Denby Lee Russell, 75, of Evansville, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at his home.

Denby was born Benton, Ill., on Feb. 28, 1944 to the late Oscar Russell and Margie Fay (Williams) Callis.

Denby retired from Whirlpool as a shipping clerk after many years of service. He loved riding motorcycles with his wife and traveling all over the country. Denby rode with the Clove N Hooves and also with the Stop Light City Wings.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his favorite dog, Number One.

Denby is survived by his wife of 40 years, Naomi Russell of Evansville; children, David Russell and his wife, Bobbi of Boonville; Danny Russell and his wife, Tracy of Evansville; Jack Urbain of Evansville; Tina Urbain of Evansville; Tanya Keith of Evansville; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Sherman; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, April, 19, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, with Pastor John Wongler officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at

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