Danny Lee Russell

Danny Lee Russell passed away on August 11, 2021. He was born on August 5, 1946 to Howard and Wanda (Pierson) Russell in Excelsior Springs. Danny worked for Gilmour Manufacturing Company, formerly Avsco, for 39 years, retiring in 2008. He enjoyed gardening, family time, and going to the lake.

Danny served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 and served one year in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer earning many medals including Vietnam Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars.

Danny married Linda Barbee on October 2, 1970, who resides at their home in Excelsior Springs. He is also survived by his daughters, Shelley Simmons and son-in law, Jeremy of Excelsior Springs, and Missy Taber of Lawson; and grandchildren, Quinton and Drake Simmons and Olivia and Lindsay Taber; sisters, Linda Farrell (Mike) and Penny Connors (Dana), brother, Duane Russell, and brother-in-law, John Ferguson, all of Iowa; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and pets, Jackson, Allie, and Felix.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Candie, Bruce, Vickie and Steve.

No services at this time.

Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

My sympathy to all of your family. I am so sadden from this. I’ve been praying and tried to keep up on Facebook information. you both were great neighbors for 32 years. Our kids played together and went to school together. I am glad that Danny is walking the street of Gold. No more suffering. Linda I am keeping you in my prayers to help you through this. I know the girls will be beside you and are sharing this sadness. To all GOD BLESS AND GUIDE YOU ON TO YOUR LIFES JOURNEY. If you need anything please call. Love to all of you.
Barbara Beasley

Linda and family,
We are all deeply saddened by the untimely passing of our friend Danny.  He was a breath of fresh air each and every time he came to Excelsior Springs Community Center.  Danny’s memory will live on with the many differences he made.  It is our wish for comfort for Danny’s family and friends.
Jesse Hall

Linda, We are so sorry of hearing of your husband’s passing.  From your comments, it appears he fought a hard fight.  May the loving arms of God be around you and your family.

Linda,Shelly and Missy, Sorry to hear of your loss. Danny was one of a kind.Many thoughts and prayers for your family.
Johnna Craven

I will forever miss Danny, A very special man who gave me good advice over all the years. May he be up in heaven enjoying being reunited with loved ones he cared deeply for. Love to all. My heart goes out to all of the special family we all become.
John Ferguson

My heart hurts for Linda,  Shelley, Missy and family. Danny was my dad’s best friend,  but he was considered a friend by probably all who knew him. Truly a very special man and will be missed. Our sympathy, love and prayers to you all.
Love you guys!
Shelly and Ralph

Linda – We think the world of both you and Danny.  He was always so kind and fun to be around- one of a kind!  He will be greatly missed!  Sending our love and deepest sympathies!
Love, The Everts – Dave, Jill, Paige, and Maddie