US Marine Corps

Lisco Robert Russell II

August 6, 1955 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 63)

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Lisco R. “Bushcat” Russell II, age 63 of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 following a long illness.

Lisco was born August 6, 1955 in Pulaski. He was the son of the late Lisco Robert and Louise Elois McClanahan Russell.

Lisco was a graduate of Pulaski High School and was a star wrestler and football champion receiving regional and state titles for his achievements. He served in The United States Marine Corps and National Guard. Lisco was a corrections officer at the Botetourt Corrections Unit 25 and worked for WestRock (formerly Mead Westvaco). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and photography.

In addition to his parents, Lisco was preceded in death by his brother Walter Johnson, sisters: Mary Anne Rogers, Patricia Russell, and Betty Floyd. He is survived by his wife of 41 ½ years, Marguerite Dispenza Russell; sons: Jerome Lottier of West Virginia, Lisco R. Russell, III of South Carolina, and Melvin Megargel of Arizona; grandchildren: Chrysta, Antar, Maya, and Alora; his brothers: David Russell and Lawrence Russell; sisters: Sarah Jones, Elizabeth Brown, and Catherine Russell; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

A service celebrating Lisco’s home going will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 8 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Rev. Fr. Stephen McNally officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Eagle Rock Fire and Rescue, 14762 Church St, Eagle Rock, VA 24085; or to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation,
Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 6/8/2019 at 02:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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June 8, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

June 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Eagle Rock Fire and Rescue
14762 Church Street, Eagle Rock VA 24085
Web: http://

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator
18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle VA 22172

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