of Osceola, AR
March 29, 1936 - May 27, 2023
Russell Thomason passed away peacefully at his home in Osceola on Saturday, May 27, 2023. He was born in Memphis, TN on March 29, 1936 to Jasper and Kate Thomason Jr. Russell was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Osceola and the Knights of Columbus. He served as treasurer of St. Matthew's and was on the Church Council. Russell started farming with his father in 1964 and retired in 2009. He played football in high school and college and was named Mr. Osceola High School in 1954. Russell enjoyed going to Baker Implement and talking with other farmers. He loved to watch sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Razorbacks. Russell is survived by his wife, Diane Thomason; son, Russ (Katherine) Thomason; step-son, Graham (Robin) Kimbrough; step-daughters, Tina (Dan) Harlin, Dana (Paul) Porter; grandchildren, Christopher Porter, Allen Porter, Scott Porter, Rosalind Thomason; nephew, Joe McCorkle and great niece, Katy Jean McCorkle. He was preceded in death by his parents andd sister, Kate Schuncke. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Osceola from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral service following at 11:00 am. Interment: Mississippi County Memorial Gardens. The family would appreciate memorials to be sent to St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Osceola. Guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Russell was such a friendly, congenial person. He used to come and pick up his newspaper from the Cotton Inn everyday and we would always talk and joke. My condolences to the family and Russ who used to tag along
Russell was a good man who loved his family and was friendly to all. He will be missed!
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Russel was a very special person. Very friendly and sincere.
Sorry for your loss. Russ was one of the first customers I met after we acquired the Osceola store. I always enjoyed visiting with him on my Osceola visits. He will be missed by all .
Diane, Rusty & Katy, So sorry I cannot be with you all this morning for the Celebration of Life Mass for Russell. He was such a gentleman and I know he had a great run but still hard to say good-bye! I remember he and Diane far back and always enjoyed seeing them. I know Rusty will be for you Diane and hopefully I will be over for a visit later in the summer. Keeping you all in my prayers! BERNARD RALEY
Prayers for the families. I am so very sorry for your loss .
Diane, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Russ, Dana, Tina & Graham. I’m so sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. I will always remember his laughter and kindness. Even since my younger days. He was a special man to call a friend. Love & Prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss prayers for all
Bruce & I are so saddened for your loss. Russell was such a kind soul! I remember growing up, he would be at Ben F Butler company and always was so sweet to me! Even as an adult, I would always stop and see Russell & Diane. Rest in peace Russell!All of you are in our thoughts & prayers Love you!Gina
My condolences to the family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Dianne: Russell was such a special person to me. He had a gift to connect with people.I will always treasure the memories we had together in school in Osceola.Wanted you to know I was thinking of you during this sad time.Sincerely,Floy Nickol Blustein
So sorry for your loss, Thoughts and prayers are with you
Prayers for all Family and Friends.
Russell was truly one of the good guys. I have fond memories of him from St. Matthew and the BFBC coffee lounge. I can't imagine that he had an enemy in this world. He will be missed,Nick Butler
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. The Douglass'
I am so saddened by Russell’s loss…I have fond memories of his light hearted spirit. My deepest sympathy to Diane, Russ, Tina, Dana and Graham. You are all in my prayers.
Diane, so sorry for your loss. Russell was a special guy and I know you are hurting. Will be praying for God’s peace for you and your family.
My sympathies go out to you Diane and Russ. I am surely going to miss Russell. We always discussed football, both college and pros. Russ was one of my oldest friends. We go back to when I was a mere child. I will truly miss him.
So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
I have never met a more kinder person and I will love you always.
Your spirit will always be with me, and I will love and pray for your soul each day.