Russell Lee Wilson, 67, of Science Hill, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 7, 1945, son of the late Ruben R. and Nellie Grae Smith Wilson. He was a member of Science Hill Christian Church. Russell was a member of the Wilson Brothers Bluegrass Gospel Band of Glencoe, KY. The Wilson Brothers were the first to be honored in Gallatin County with a music award for outstanding performance. He was also a member of the Cumberland Highlander TV Show. He was also a song writer and recording artist.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Leigh Wilson, whom he married on January 30, 1992, one son, Steven & (Amy) Sefton of Hanover, MN, one daughter, Natalie Wilson Patterson of Fort Payne, AL, two brothers, Curnie Samuel & (Marie) Wilson of Glencoe, KY and Kenneth Ray Wilson & (Marlene) of Florence, KY, one sister, Barbara Jean & (Perry) Lewis of Dry Ridge, KY and five grandchildren, Erin Sefton, Emily Sefton, Leah Newman, Gladstone Patterson and Maggie Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Loretta Wilson Newman.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Friday, February 8, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Lucas officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11 AM Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.