James “David” Russell, Jr., age 80 of Alabaster, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, May 6, 2021. David is preceded in death by his parents, James David & Kathleen Russell; In-laws, Fred & Gertrude Atchison; son, Cary Dwayne Welsh and an infant brother. David is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Suzanne Atchison Russell; daughter, Cynthia Talley (Gene); granddaughters, Lauren Danielle Talley & Sarah Elizabeth Talley; brother, Franklin Eugene “Butch” Russell (Tere); sister, Becky Horns; brother & sister-in-law, Leland & Janice Atchison. James was a loving husband, father and “pop” to 2 granddaughters. He was married to Suzanne for 36 wonderful years. He was blessed with many friends, a wonderful sense of humor and a strong sense of survival. David was an avid Alabama Football Fan and was a devoted member of The First Baptist Church of Alabaster. Services for David will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 with a visitation at 11:00 a.m. and a service at 12:00 p.m. both held in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Mike Byars will be officiating. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to a charity of your choice or a donation to Joyful Stiches at First Baptist Church of Alabaster.