Brian Keith Russell, 52, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021. He was born on August 26, 1968 in Terre Haute, Indiana to LeRay Smith and Gloria Jean Russell; he was preceded in death by his father. Brian married the love his life on Sept 4, 1999, Nicole Blane Russell.
Brian worked as a chemist for Eli Lilly & Co., nearly 30 years of service. He was a member of New Era Church but most recently started attending Northview Church. Brian was an avid cyclist and sports enthusiast of all kinds; his favorite channel was ESPN. He enjoyed travel, cooking, music and video games but above all he enjoyed being with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Nicole Blane Russell; daughters, Chloe and Ciera Russell; mother, Gloria Jean Russell; siblings, Brent Russell (Chantell), Angela Tompkins (Jamie), Desiree Parker and Ashley Smith (Holly); and mother-in-law, Valarie Blane.
Family and friends will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St., with a service celebrating his life starting at 12 noon with Pastor Doug Kizer officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. The family requests that more springlike colors be worn in celebration of Brian’s life (no black please).
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