Russell Wade Beasley was born and raised in Jefferson County, Alabama. He graduated from Minor High School in 1976, where he played football for three years. After high school, Russell worked for various companies until he settled down with Southern Company as a Design Specialist. In his spare time, he did anything and everything with his family. He loved fishing, working around his house and going to the beach on the Gulf Coast where he hoped to retire one day. His favorite thing was going to Alabama football games with his daughters. Russell was a HUGE Alabama football fan and made sure he raised his girls the same way. He was an amazingly selfless man who cared for and loved his family more than anything. He was an incredible father, son, brother and friend to all those who knew him. Russell will always be deeply loved and missed. Russell is survived by his mother Bonnie Beasley; sister, Lynn Beasley Giedinghagen and two daughters, Lauren Bliss Beasley and Madison Michelle Beasley.
A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the chapel of Crestview Memorial Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Gardens.