Russell Junior Matherson

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Junior Matherson, a beloved son, father, brother and friend. Russell “Russ” J. Matherson, age 55, was born January 15, 1969 in Biscoe, NC, but raised in Columbus, OH, passed away surrounded by family on January 25, 2024.

Russell was born to William Russell Matherson and Alma Lois Matherson, both of North Carolina. The family moved from Candor, NC in June 1976 when Russell was 7 years old. As such, Russell grew up in Columbus on the East Side. Russell graduated from Walnut Ridge High School where he lettered in football and track. Russell was an avid sports fan and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Russell had a humble disposition and was willing to help whenever he could. Russell had a gentle soul and was generous in nature when circumstances would allow. Russell was not work averse and held several jobs over his lifetime. For the past several years, he was employed at Bob Evans.

Russell’s memory will forever remain etched in our hearts as we remember the impact he had on our lives.

Russell is preceded in death by his father, William Russell Matherson; grandparents, Luther and Letha McCaskill and Doris Matherson all of North Carolina.

Russell is survived by his mother, Alma Matherson; children, Terrence, Ty’Juan, DeQuan, Thomas, Tavion, DeAsia, LaNiyah Matherson; sister, Sheree Matherson; brothers, Bruce (Judy) McCaskill, Greg McCaskill, Jerome Thompson; stepchildren, Kentrail, Kelis, Lyric Hagler and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, February 5, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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  1. Melody shamburger

    Cousin russell rest in peace I will see you when I get there

  2. Paulette Rutledge

    Sincere condolences and love goes out to the family of Russell we lived in the house next to there’s in the 70’s on mound street. They later became an extension of our family with the birth of his baby brother which is my nephew (Jerome) To Russell’s mom and his siblings there are no words that one can say to ease your pain, just know that our God will bring you comfort in the days to come Much love Paulette

  3. The Bob Evans team gives their condolences to the Matherson family. Russell touched many hearts and was good to everyone he was around. He will be deeply missed by everyone. The team is beyond grateful for the chance to have been able to get to know such a great man. May Russell rest in peace.

  4. Jereatha L Heriot

    I don’t have the words to express my deepest condolences. May peace be with my siblings DeQuan and DeAsia; and the rest of the Matherson children, Family and Friends. Russell you will be missed

  5. Russell I Love you,and you are going to to be miss..We didn’t see each other..But just know I Love You..Rest up I will See you when I get there..Love Always and forever Your Aunt Elaine.

  6. Patricia McCaskill

    Russell is my nephew,North Carolina was his home he was tall young man beautiful curly didn’t see him to much doing our. Visit but loved him just the same.He don’t have to hurt anymore God has eased his pain sleep on Russell enter the gates of Heaven My sister Alma you done all you can do love U.

  7. With extremely heavy heart I’m sending my deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of my Brother Russell! Even tho I’ve never had the pleasure of actually meeting you my daddy and grandma Doris made sure I knew about you and my sister!! I pray for the comfort and peace during this difficult time!! Kiss our daddy and grandma for me

  8. With Deepest Sympathy, To the Matherson Family Praying for y’all and with y’all, Praying for Comfort Strength and Peace in the time of sadness , May Russell Continue to rest in the Masters Care Amen Love!!!

  9. Towanna Lovingood

    I’m so sorry for your loss I’m sending prayer for you and your family he will be truly missed. Sending love to all of you.

  10. Carla McCaskill

    My Condolences to Matherson/McCaskill family. Big hug

  11. Michelle Hunter

    To the family of Russell, my condolences go out to his mother, sister, brothers and kids of Russell. I know your heart is heavy but his spirit is in a better place. No more suffering he will have to bare. Keep the memories in your hear. Just know he is with his father, other family members and and his dear friend/brother Ruben Thompson. Alma lean on your family and God during this time. They will get you through. Love Michelle Thompson

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