Russell D. King, Jr.
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    Cleveland, OH 44128

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“Jeanie and krystal i am very sorry for your loss of you son and husban/father i hope hope to see you,lacey,danny day and everyone else i really am...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: camryn burkhammer - OH

“So sorry this happened. Your dad has left this world to be with you. Watch over your family with your dad. Let them see that you are both okay and...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Doreen - homer glen, IL

“Hello, Been here to visit alot. Im sure by now you've met my brother. I miss him so much. I guess even many many years does'nt heal that pain. I...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon, Chardon, OH

“I got a chill today that made me shiver. I realized the chill outside was pushing a chill inside me with the memory of that ugly day you were taken...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon/Chardon, OH

“I dont know what to say.... I just know I come here to visit alot to spend some time thinking about the whole family.... that just doesnt seem whole...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey Bolaney - OH

“Russell I miss you so much I wish you were here right now. I can't believe your gone. I have known you since elementary school. I remeber when we had...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: jordyn derry - chardon, OH

“Fathers Day has come and gone. Thought alot about Russ and his Dad... The whole family. All 4 of you. See the picture on this page, the big smile,...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon, Chardon, OH

“Mothers Day is almost over. Spent alot of the day thinking about Jeannie. I loved the pic Crystal put on face book of her mom and dad. Always...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon, Chardon, OH

“Went fishing in Aquilla a few days ago.kdkmh Saw a rainbow today. Russ... You seem to be everywhere. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridion, Chardon, OH

“Thinking about You all the time Russ. Thinking about Jeannie, Rusty and Crystal. Wondering when the tears wil stop. Yet knowing these tears are...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey Bolaney - OH

“Hello Rusty Jeannie and Crystal. Thoughts of you all and Russ are on my mind everyday. The Red Ribbons around town are looking a little tattered and...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon,..Chardon, OH

“Jeannie, Don't know if you remember me or not. You babysitted my children when we lived in Lake Aquilla. I knew your Mom really well and played ball...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Charles (Chuck) F. Fay - Chardon, OH

“Thank-You Crystal, for that picture. I come here every night before I go to bed. Russel and my little brother are the thoughts in my mind before I...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon, Chardon, OH

The last picture Russ and I ever took together. “I love you and miss you so much buddy!! ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Crystal - Windsor, OH - Sister

“To the King Family My prayers of love and sympathy are with all of you. My husband and I graduated from Chardon High School (Class of '65) and we...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Stofan - Mayfield Heights, OH

“I am sorry for you loss. You and your will always be in my thoughs and prayers. ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Scherrye - cleveland, OH

“Hello and back again to visit with Russell. The service was beautiful. The pictures say so very much. His life, the love and the smiles. I visit here...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - Easr Claridon, OH

“Word cannot express the deep sympathy I feel for you and your family. Although I do not know you or any of the families, I feel an odd connection. ...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Marsha Kirk - Parma, OH

“To family and friends, My deepest sympathy, may faith be your comfort. ”
19 of 100+ | Posted by: J Kassay - Piscataway, NJ - none

“Temporary VS ForeverFor in this life I becameIn character I grew, I laughed, I smiled, I played, I fished and I huntedI learned, I loved and I lived...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: McAllister's

“Rest in Peace Russell. Although you were only here for a short time, I can see the impact you had on many lives. To the family and friends, Im...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: JoAnne - Parma, OH

“Dear Jeannie, Russell, Sr. and Family,My heart goes out to you. A Bible inscribed "In Memory of Russell D. King, Jr." will be sent to the mission...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Disantis - Akron, OH

“To the family of Russell King, Jr. May God Bless and comfort you in your time of grieving. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. God Bless....Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Corena Edwards - Lorain, OH

“May God wrap his wings around you and give you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you all. Susan Boyd Quebec, CANADA ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan Boyd - Quebec, CANADA

“May God hold you all tight and never let go. My prayers are with you all. ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue - Brunswick, OH

“RIP little one. ”
26 of 100+ | Posted by: nupur pande

“May Heaven sing praises as your wonderful soul raises there. May you watch your family from now until eternity. We in Chardon will never forget you...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Zver - Chardon, OH

“Russell, for the short time I've know you you were always full of laughter and willing to help everyone. You will never be forgotten and Papa Joe is...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: debbie nelson - chardon, OH

“My heart breaks for your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. RIP Russel...... ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracie - chardon, OH

“i didnt know him, but he ment so much to my cousin and her family i had to come on here today and leave a message for him ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: michelle - chesterland, OH

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope in time your hearts can heal. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: The Murphy Family - Chagrin Falls, OH

“Sincere sympathy is the loss of your Son. Terrible tragedy. Our prayers are with you. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: David Standen

“My Heart is breaks for you and your Family. May God be with you and wrap him loving arms around you...and comfort you Russell, Danny and D will not...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda - Cortland, OH

“R.I.P. Russell !!!!!!! ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Jo - Mentor, OH

“While I could not attend, please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am a member of the community and my daughter goes to the...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracey owen

“Our hearts are full of sorrow. Prayers said from Elyria. Warm hugs to all of you. We hope that by knowing others care, will help. God bless Your son ...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Walker - Elyria, OH

“To the King Family, From all of my family and friends in North Canton Ohio and surrounding citys we send our Deepest Smypathy to your whole family...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheri - North Canton, OH - none

“god bless and hold u tight in his loving embrasse ”
38 of 100+ | Posted by: jackie - akron, OH

39 of 100+ | Posted by: RENEE - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you. ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: The Martin Family - Parma, OH

“With Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends of Russell D. King, Jr. Sincerely, Scott & Kathy Watterson Canton, Ohio ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathleen Watterson - Canton, OH

“As a Chardon parent myself, there are no words to express my deepest sympathy. "Henceforth there shall be such a oneness between you that when one...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen - Chardon, OH

“To the King Family, Although I don't know you I would like to send my thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time. I am a parent of three...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Yvette Harris - OH

“You will never be forgotten! n Always be missed! God is very blessed to have an angel like you in heaven with him!. May your wing spread far apart...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Reba Walkos - Huntsburg, OH

“I am so sorry for the loss of such a young, vibrant life. My prayers are with the family. ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Monique Wallace - Cincinnati, OH

“RIP - you'll never be forgotten.<3 ”
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda - Perry, OH

“The Ross Family extends their deepest sympathy and Love. God has placed a star in the sky to help guide your way. ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Sylvia Ross - akron, OH

“Jeannie, I don't know if you remember me or not, but I lived in Lake Aquilla with you and your family. I just rememer a pretty little girl that lived...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl DeWeese McCutcheon - OH

“To the Family of Russell D. King Jr., May the peace of God, guide and comfort you today and in the days to come. You have been great stewards in...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: June Johnson - Youngstown, OH

“May God Bless you and your family in the days ahead. We are all praying for you. RIP Russell. ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: cheryl bartoe - Norton, OK

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers... ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Eichhorn - Girard, OH

“I do no know your family personally but I am sending love and prayers to your family. Thank You Russell for the gifts of life you have blessed...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie W - Canton, OH

“We offer our sincere sympathy for the loss of your son. We also lost a son to an accidental gunshot by his best friend. It will be 9 years next...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray & Cathy Tucker - Alliance, OH

“The entire nation has been shocked and saddened by the senseless loss of your son and the others at Chardon High School. May God wrap His locing arms...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Curtin - Forest, OH

“May you all rejoice in that you have wonderful memories with Russell more than some have in a long lifetime.God bless ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: greg and karen dimeolo - chardon, OH

“Russell you were more then a friend to me. You were someone I looked up to and you knew how to make people laugh even when they are having a bad day....Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Candice - Chardon, OH

“Dear Family and Friends of Russell, To anyone whose life was touched by this young man, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Gods Speed. ...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Richard Koiter

“I come to this page every night to spend a little time with Russell. Going through the pictures, reading the moments everyone is sharing. My first...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - East Claridon, OH

“My heart breaks for all the families of this awful tragedy. We are praying for you. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Davidson - Kirtland, OH

“We will never forget you. You have been an insperation to those around you and your memory will always be with us. May your flight to heaven be...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Zver - Chardon, OH

“Our deepest sympathy we will always remember and never forget... 02/27/2012 One... Heart... Beat... ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Becca george - Harmonsburg, PA

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. From what I have been hearing Russell was also just as exceptional of a person and the love he gave to everyone he...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Colleen Durant - Madison, OH

“Rusty and Jeannie, Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult times. Woody and Jane...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Woody Sinkko - Virginia Beach, VA

“I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Stone - Muskegon, MI

“Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your sorrow has been felt by so many throughout USA. Russell has touched us all in his short life. Our prayers are...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Kirsti Walker - Uxbridge, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Russell. May your Angel be at peace. May you find comfort in your fond memories of...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Callahan - Northfield, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: patrick h stone sr - muskegon, MI

“Your in our thoughts and prayers.2gr5m ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: The Glaser Family - Euclid, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we all grieve with you. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope in some...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Caring Neighbor of Concord Twp.

“May your light shine forevermore. ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: The Hurley Family - Yantis, TX

“Dear King Family, May blessings of happy memories bring peace to your heart. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: The Coe Family - Chardon, OH

“We are so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you and comfort you, and may your memories of Russell bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary & Charlie Cox - VA

“May God hold you all in the palm Of His hand. Rest in paece Russell ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Reynolds - Nova, OH

“Our hearts go out to Russell's family and friends. As parents and grandparents, Cindy and I share in your sorrow. May you find the Peace of the Lord,...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: James Hopkins - Eastlake, OH

“Although I didn't know Russell personally, his life has had a very far reaching impact on the world. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, but...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Vincent Guzzone - NEW YORK, NY

“I am so sorry about the passing of your son. Praying for the peace that only Jesus can give. <3 ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Vechery - Chardon, OH

“Our family prays for each of you every night. We will continue to do so for a long time. As a parent who has lost a child - there are no words that...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Meggan Pavlick - North Olmsted, OH

“Our family wishes to express condolances to yours on this terrible loss. We keep your family in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to do so....Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: The Nice Family - OH

“so sorry ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Mariellen Bushman Vargo CHS class of 73 - OH

“My Deepest Sympathy on your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: chuck pardee - Akron, OH

“In the past week Chardon has touched everyone's hearts. Heartfelt sympathies go out to the family of Russell. May the fond memories get you through...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat - North Olmsted, OH

“King Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Living so close in mentor and having a son of our own even makes it harder to understand all of this...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: The Scigliano Family - Mentor, OH

“The hearts and prayers of the Smolik family are with you now and forever. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Craig ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Craig Smolik - Orange Village, OH

“We want you to know that we are praying for strength and peace for all family and friends. I went to school with Dale and my husband worked with...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Pip Malensek - Burton, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May wonderful memories and caring people help you through the difficult days ahead. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Lorenzo & Suzan Bocciarelli - OH

“Our heart and prayers are with all of you ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: rich paula and sam tori - MI

“You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers - and may the love and peace of our Lord comfort all of you during this most sorrowful time. May our Lord's...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane - Mayfield Heights, OH

“God Bless You. Are prayers are with you . ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan & Dylan Parker - Mantua, OH

“May the God of all comfort enfold you with His loving arms. As a shepherd holds his lambs in his arms, know that God will carry you through this...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Pamela Bartholomew - Wickliffe, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family of this handsome young man. God Bless You All! ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Kinnard - Milan, OH - none

“May God Bless you ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori L. Cumberledge

“You will be in our prayers. ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Thompson - OH

“Thinking of you, At times like this, our words seem a little empty, but our hearts are full of caring thoughts of you and your family. With Our...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Wiley - Twin Lake, MI

“May God bring peace to your hearts as you deal with the tragic loss of your son. My prayers are with you. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Gerilyn Cahill Conner, CHS Class of '76 - NC

“I just wanted to let the family know that our family is praying for them during this difficult time. God Bless you all ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Gross - stow, OH

“There are thousands praying for Russell and your family in Chicago, IL. Prayer requests were made in your honor at Fourth Presbyterian Church U.S.A....Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Katie H. - Chicago, IL

“I want to let you know how truly sorry I am for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Kaifesh - Mentor, OH

“Praying that God's love and peace brings comfort and healing to the entire family ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Kearns Family - concord, OH

“May your Light forever shine! ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Buchanan Conway - Euclid, OH

“My deepest sympathys to the King Family my heart aches for you. I have two son's Brian and Mark who both knew Russell and spent fun times with him...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Radebaugh - Chardon, OH


Russell D. King, Jr. age 17 of Chardon, OH died February 27, 2012 at Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born August 12, 1994 in Claridon Twp., OH to Russell D. and Jeannie (nee: Jaite) King Sr., he was a lifelong resident of Chardon. Russell was a Junior at Chardon High School, studying Alternative Energy at Auburn Career Center. He worked at Amberwood Kennels in Hartsgrove, taking care of the dogs, property, wood pile and any other job that needed done. Russell also worked part time at Pinnacle Woods in Hambden Twp. He previously worked at Bass Lake Tavern, in the kitchen. Russell was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing and attending and participating in Tractor pulls. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Russell is survived by his parents; sister Crystal (Jeff Morrison) King of Windsor Twp.; grandmother Shirley (nee: Frazier) King of Muskegon, MI; aunts & uncles Charles and Gail Jaite of Middlefield, OH, Christine and Timothy Fuller of Chardon, OH, Bob and Eva Jaite of Chardon, OH, Mary and David Pusey of VA, Gretchen and Dale Wedge of Chardon, OH, Curtis Jaite of SC, Evonne Jaite of Mantua, OH, Brenda and Dale Wiley of Muskegon, MI, Randall and Theresa Houston of Muskegon, MI, Craig and Lori King of Muskegon, MI, and Kris and Veronica King of Twin Lakes, MI; many cousins and second cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Raymond and Josephine (nee: Regina) Jaite Goodwin and grandfather Dennis King; aunt Cindy Phillips; Cousins: Brandy King and Brian Wiley.

The family of Russell King, Jr. wants to thank the community for their continued overwhelming support. "Our family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all the victims involved. We would like Russell to be remembered for who he was, a strong boy with a big heart. So far, his gift of life, through LifeBanc has saved 8 lives, including a small child. His heart still beats. We ask that you continue to respect our privacy in the coming days, as we grieve and bury our son."- Family of Russell King, Jr.

To accommodate all the King Family guests, the Burr Funeral Home has secured the parking lot of the former Western Reserve Farm Coop located at 312 Park Ave. in Chardon between Tilden Ave. and the Park Ave. entrance to the Chardon Village Plaza. Also, the parking lot for Chardon Village Plaza(aka Marc's Plaza) located at 425 Park Ave. in Chardon between Park Ave and Water Street (across from McDonald's) has also been made available for parking.

There will be transportation provided to and from both parking lots. The route for this will be: South from the Burr Funeral Home on South Street to Park Ave. The bus will head west on Park Ave stopping at the Western Reserve Farm Coop parking lot then continue west to the Chardon Village Plaza. The bus will move through the parking area at Chardon Village Plaza towards Water Street. The bus will then head east on Water Street and return to the Burr Funeral Home.

The visitation on Wednesday and funeral service at the Church of St. Mary on Thursday ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and we ENCOURAGE you to come out and support the King family. PLEASE come and show your support to the family and friends.

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