He graduated from high school in Kaycee in 1975.
He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents George and Iola Graham, and his paternal grandparents, Harlan and Winnie Williams.
Russell is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Roger Willey of Hulett, and his brother, Delbert Richards of Billings.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, and he will be buried with his parents at the Hulett Cemetery.
Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.