Robert Anthony “Tony” Russell, age 66 of Prescott, Arkansas, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Texarkana, TX. Tony was born to Robert Samuel and Regina Maria Merkle Russell on February 26, 1953 in Gurdon, Arkansas.
He was a semi-truck driver for several local companies for many years. He also taught truck driving at UACCH. He was employed as a heavy forklift driver at Anthony Timberlands and Potlatch Corporation.
After Potlatch closed in 2008, he went to work at Firestone Building Products as a shipping clerk and forklift driver for 10 ½ years until he retired at the end of May 2019.