Russell V. Mueller passed away in Houston, Texas, on July 18, 2010, at the age of 92.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian, and his wife of 24 years, Louise; parents, Edward and Mattie Mueller; brother, Edward Mueller; and stepson Gary Whitis.
He is survived by his son, Donald Mueller and wife Barbara; stepson, Donald Whitis and wife Beverly; stepbrother, Clifford Webster; grandchildren, Stephen Mueller, Sarah Mueller, Missy Whitis and Bethany Turner; daughter-in law Doris Mueller; and his special friend Charlene "Butch" Stevens and her son, Charles Purnell and his entire family.
Russell lived most of his life in Kentucky, residing for many years in Park Hills, Florence and near Benton (Lakeland Wesley Village). He worked for many years in the sheet metal and truck building industries in the Cincinnati area and was the designer and builder of the first large tractor-trailer body to be used for beverage transport. He was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Wendell Ford in 1973. In later years, he and his wife Louise operated the College Hill Camera and Card Shop near Cincinnati, Ohio. He reluctantly left Kentucky and moved to Houston in 2007.
There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Mayfield Memory Gardens in Mayfield, Kentucky. Following this service, all are invited to a memorial celebration in the chapel at the Lakeland Wesley Village at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Russell's name may be made to a charity of your choice.
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.