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Russell Dennis “Rusty” King Sr.

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Russell Dennis “Rusty” King, Sr. of Aquilla Village, age 48, passed away suddenly in his sleep on February 27, 2014 at his home. He is survived by his wife Jeannie (nee Jaite),daughter Crystal (fiance Jeff Morrison), mother Shirley (nee Frazier) King of Michigan, brothers Randall (Theresa) Huston, Craig (Lori) King, Kris (Veronica) King and sister Brenda (Dale) Wiley. He is also survived by his in-laws Charles (Gail) Jaite, Christine (Timothy) Fuller, Bob (Eva) Jaite, Gretchen and Dale Wedge, Curtis Jaite, Evonne Jaite, Mary (David) Pusey and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his son Russell D. King, Jr., father Dennis King, sister Cindy Phillips, father-in-law Raymond Goodwin, mother-in-law Josephine (nee Regina) Jaite Goodwin, nephew Brian Wiley and niece Brandy King.

Rusty was born on December 20, 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan and lived in Aquilla Village for the past 43 years. Rusty attended Chardon High School. Rusty was a self-employed flooring installer for 29 years, specializing in carpets. He loved spending time with his family fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing. He belonged to the horseshoe club in Middlefield. He enjoyed taking his son Russell and his friends on “youth hunts” down in southern Ohio. He was known for his “Rusty Ribs” and all the good times under his oak tree in the backyard – good times with good people. Rusty loved to help others any way he could.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, Ohio. The family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Rusty at THE DEJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY OF CHARDON (formerly Ritondaro), 126 SOUTH ST. (Rt. 44, south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) on TUESDAY FROM 2:00 TO 7:00 PM.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Marion and Linda Horne :

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We both grew up in Chardon and even though we do not know your family we wanted you to know you are thought about today and offer our heartfelt sympathy.

  2. Vickie (Baker) McElroy :

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. All my love to Jeannie and family. Hold close to God during this sad time. He will see you through.

  3. Mary Pat Martin :

    Jeanie and family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers often these last few years, and I will continue to do so. God Bless you all.

  4. Jennifer McKevitt :

    Rusty was truly a wonderful person: a great neighbor; a great friend, and a great family man. He was loved and valued by all, and his passing leaves us truly heartbroken.

    RIP, Friend.

  5. Steve and Lynn Barrette :

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Asking God to hold you closer and give you comfort in this time of need.

  6. Annette Perrine :

    I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers and how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I pray that you find comfort in family, friends and that God will help you through this sad time.

  7. Mark Groskopf :

    Although I only knew Rusty for a few years, I quickly found out that he was a very good man and I have very fond memories of him.

    My sincere condolences to Jeannie and Crystal and the rest of the family.

  8. Paulette (Kenyon) Callahan :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May god bless and be with you

  9. Karen Schuiteman :

    Brenda, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers, my deepest sympathies go out to you all.

  10. Jim and Lillian Parmertor :

    May God continue to comfort your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

  11. Paula and family :

    Jeannie our thoughts and prayers are with you we have a lot of found memories of the time we have shared with you and your family, all of our hearts go out to you. We love you.

  12. so so sorry for your lose.anything my family can do ANYTHING ..JUST LET US KNOW .Sending all our love your way

  13. Rob & Sally Jo Wiley & Family :

    We are truly sorry that we could not be there with you and your family. Please know that our heart felt condolences and thoughts are with you.

  14. Krista Dailey :

    Jeannie & Crystal-My heart feels for you and my thoughts are with you. Hoping you surround yourself with your good friends and family.

  15. Mike and Family :

    Jeannie, Crystal, friends and family, We are very sorry for the loss of Rusty and Russell Jr. our thoughts are with you. You all are loved by many. Rusty will never be forgotten. I cannot imagine your loss and grief, but I can say that Rusty and Russell loved living and would want you to do the same. Please take some comfort in knowing this.

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