Russell Leon Waybright, age 78, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 1, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1943, in Big Sandy-Magisterial District, Kanawha, WVA.
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Imo Jean Waybright. His parents Mark Keetley and Maggie Alice Waybright: siblings; Delmer (Barbara) Waybright and Freda (Richard) White, and Ellen (James) Payne.
He is survived by first wife Carolyn Sue Bevard Waybright Crowley- the beloved mother of his surviving children; Kimberly (Rick) Pierce and Mark (Paula) Waybright, step-children; Jason and Raymond Harrell. Grandchildren; Joshua Strine, Kyle Strine, Kelsey (Spencer) Ward, Tonya (Jill) Pierce, Mark Robert Waybright, Jr (Taylor Oglesby). Great grandchildren; Kinsely, Karter, Isabella, Elliot, and Kassadie, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Siblings; Delbert Waybright (Josaine), Delores Swartz, Wilma (Edward) Johnson, Dorothy (JR) Strickland.
Russ had great faith in God and beliefs of his Pentecostal religion. He was active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 3938 Lehigh Acres, Florida, and member of the Moose Lodge # 2398 LaBelle, Florida. He was ace of all trades, owning and managing several businesses – JC Penny Automotive Center, Nelson Frame and Axle, LaBelle Brake and Alignment, Crazy Dads Fish Worm Farm, owner of a ceramic shop, Aluminum vinyl Specialist and Elite Construction of Southwest Florida, with his son Mark Robert Waybright for over 20 years, which they enjoyed their working relationship together.
He was the best father working over 80 hours a week at times to provide every want and need for his family. He still found time to spend with his family camping, boating, fishing, and vacationing.
Russ passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Florida, surrounded by his son and daughter, their spouses and grandson Mark (Taylor) and fiancé Carolyn Bain. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, We love you Dad!
A celebration of Russ’ life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on October 23, 2021 at the Eagles of Lehigh Acres located at 607 Williams Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, you can give online at donate.hopeHCS.org or send a check made payable to Hope Hospice to: Hope Development Department 9470 Health Park Circle Fort Myers, Florida 33908
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.