Russell Stotlar

Jun 6th, 1937 - Dec 21st, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Dec. 26th, 2017 5pm-7pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Dec. 27th, 2017 11am

Russell Stotlar

Marion-Russell Stotlar, 80, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Parkway Manor.

Russell was born on June 6, 1937 in Alton to Claude and Myrtle (Griffen) Stotlar. He married Phyllis Parks on May 30, 1959 in Creal Springs.

Russell retired in sales and was a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Creal Springs.

Survivors include:
Wife-Phyllis Stotlar of Marion
Daughter-Robin Stapleton and husband Mike of Crab Orchard
Son-Tim Stotlar and wife Donna of Creal Springs
Sara and Jonas Hudgens
Andy and Kristy Stapleton
Anthony and Kate Stotlar
Jon Stotlar
Great grandchildren:
Josie Stapleton
Carly Stapleton
Kelsey Hudgens
Ethan Hudgens
Tommy Wiseman
Elijah Stotlar
Aunt-Wanda Van

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wendell and Eldon; sister, Carol Loraine and infant sister, Phyllis.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cana Cemetery of the First Baptist Church of Creal Springs and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit Blue funeral

8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Dana (Kinsey) Blanchard

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: December 23, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.Prayers for peace & comfort.

  • Guest: Tammy Adams Karl

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: December 23, 2017

    Tim, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Guest: Lori Askew Allen

    From: Lee’s Summit , Missouri

    Date: December 23, 2017

    Tim I’m so sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Guest: Ron “Pokey” Miller

    From: Naples, Florida

    Date: December 23, 2017

    RIP faithful servant. What a blessing you were to this world and will continue to be in Heaven. What a great father you were and it shows in your children. My parents thought the world of you. Me too.

  • Guest: Judi Hite

    From: Harlingen , Texas

    Date: December 23, 2017

    So sorry for your loss Phyllis. I enjoyed Russell so much when y’all came to Dr. Whitehead ‘s.

  • Guest: Richard Loraine

    From: Ridgecrest, California

    Date: December 27, 2017

    Phyllis and Family: So sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. I’m proud to have been his brother-in- law for 50(+) years. He will be missed by all.

  • Guest: Steve & Donna Loraine

    From: Rancho Cordova, California

    Date: December 27, 2017

    Aunt Phyllis, Robin, & Tim: Uncle Russell was an excellent Uncle and a wonderful man. We will miss him always; but, we will not forget him.

    Steve & Donna

  • Guest: Larry Boyd

    From: Fort Monroe, Virginia

    Date: January 5, 2018

    So sorry for the family’s loss. I will always have very fond memories of playing Goofy Golf and enjoying the hospitality of the Stotlar’s.