Russell L. Volney

Russell Lynn Volney, 62, of Lorena, passed away February 5, 2019 at his home.

Funeral service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 9 at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco.
Visitation: one hour prior to the service.

Russell was born September 5, 1956 to Myrtle Nora (Bartz) and Albert Volney in Temple.  He attended Holland Independent Schools where he graduated high school.  He pursued a machine shop degree from TSTI, and graduated in 1977.  Russell met his wife of 41 years, Cindy Madden Volney, while attending TSTI.  They married in December of 1977.  After moving to Houston, Holland, and Bullard while working with several oil companies, they settled in Lorena, TX.

He loved to travel to Ouray, Colorado, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Russell is preceded in death by his father, Albert Volney, Jr.; grandparents, Albert Volney, Sr., Millie Cervenka Opella, and Ed and Nora Bartz,; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and LuAnn Madden; uncles, Logan, Lester and Gene Bartz, Noel Lovellette and DC Volney; and aunts, Alice Volney, Bonnie Bartz, and Ruby Bartz Grimmett.

Russell is survived by his wife, Cindy Madden Volney; daughter, Courtney Volney and Ricky; son, Brock Volney; granddaughter, Chloe; mother, Myrtle Volney; brother, Gregg Volney and Lisa; father and mother-in-law, Burl and Laurene Madden; nephews, Trent Volney and Katlyn, Travis Volney and Haley; great-nephews, Hayes and Kaysen Volney; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his Mercury Tool and Machine Shop family.

His wit, smile, love and affection will be missed tremendously.


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  1. Janice Peck Braswell

    It is with a heavy heart to say good bye to Russell. He was always a great friend and coworker at Mercury Tool. He loved to pull pranks on his fellow coworkers! To Cindy, Courtney, Brock and Chloe you can be assured he greatly loved each one of you and was a proud husband, father and grandpa! May you find comfort in your memories and strength to face each day without him. He will be greatly missed.
    God bless and keep you.
    Janice Braswell

  2. Cindy, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I cannot imagine your grief and that of your family. Know that you are in my prayers, and those of so many others here at TSTC.

  3. Katie And Zach Smith

    It’s hard to believe that he is gone, every time i came to the house he alway put a smile on my face, Zach Aaron and I are very sorry for your loss and give our deepest condolences.Cindy,Courtney,Brock and sweet Chloe if you ever need anything let us know,we love ya’ll very much, may he rest easy, he will truly be missed.

  4. Cindy,
    You’re in my 💓 and prayers. I am truly blessed to be able to say I know your family.

  5. Donnie and Wanda Tantillo

    Cindy, so sorry to hear about Russel. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Wanda Svadlenak Tantillo

  6. Cindy, Courtney and Brock i am so sorry for your lloss. Russell was one of my favorite cousins. Full of it at times but a good person. Lots of prayers.
    Carla Bartz Eserini

  7. Debbie Gallaway Jones

    It’s hard to say so long to Russell. He was one of a kind. He picked on me constantly and that’s how I knew he cared. He was quite a character and anyone who knew him will definitely miss his wit and loving ways. I love you Cindy, Courtney, and Brock. We’ve been through a lot together and we have a long way to go. I’m here for you❤️❤️

  8. Volley Family, i’m So sorry for your loss. I never met Russell, I only know Courtney. From his photo, I can see he was a lovely man. I know how much you will miss him.

    Robin Jeep

  9. My dearest friend, Topo and I want to express our deepest sympathy for you and your family’s loss. Our prayers are with you all. Please stay in touch and know that we love y’all . God Bless.

  10. Dear Cindy, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. Time is a healer and it is so hard. We pray for your family. Russell was one of a kind.

    Love, Ruth Ann & Joe Fiebig

  11. We are so sorry. He will be greatly misssd. If we can do anything for the family please let us know.
    Sincerely,
    The John Symm family

  12. Chuck & Verna LaStrapes

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers go out to each of you. Russell was a good man who loved his family dearly and cared greatly about his friends. He will be missed by many. As the days go by, may the sadness lessen, and the fond memories remain.
    Our love,
    Chuck & Verna

  13. I’m sorry for your loss. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Sandra Kelley Haisler

    Words cannot express the incredible sadness in my heart from hearing the news of Russell’s passing. He was like my brother and you like my sister for many years. May God hold you and the family in His hands, and may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. I so wish I could be with you through this time of heartache.

    Love you all.
    Sandra

  15. Cindy and family-
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. We just crossed paths recently and you shared Russell’s illness. I’ll miss his warm smile and humor. I know he loved you passionately and your family. Stay in touch.

  16. Maribeth Bartz-Sexton

    Cindy, Courtney, Brock and Chloe, so shocked and sorry to hear of Russell’s passing! He was such a jokester and even though we were only one year apart he loved to call me Aunt!! I was proud to be and to have loved each of you! Prayers and love to you all! Maribeth, Brad, Brooke n Clara and Brent, Mandi , Kenadi and Laken!

  17. After seeing the video it’s hard to believe someone so full of life has gone so soon. I am truly sorry he was taken at such a young age. It’s obvious he loved and cared much about his family. I knew his parents when they married and first met Russell when he was 4 or 5 years old and saw him occasionally during family visits to Texas; the last time was 13 years ago. Russell was always up to something fun , smiling and happy. I know he will truly be missed by family and friends.
    Our prayers go out to Cindy and the rest of the family in their time of grieving and celebration of Russel’s life.
    Randy Foshee
    Simpaonville, SC

  18. Cindy, so sorry to hear about your husband.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    David & Robin Stinson

  19. You will be greatly miss Russell. We will always keep you in our prayers at Mercury Tool. We loved working with you and that will be missed. Prayers to the Family.

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