Carl Max Russell

Carl Max Russell, 77, of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. He was born November 25, 1940 in Rogers to Clinton Max and Ruby Elizabeth Adams Russell. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1958.

Carl married Jennifer Anne Ford on January 26, 1963 in Siloam Springs and together they joined the Peace Corps and served in India for two years. He was a 1968 graduate from the University of Arkansas, with a B.A. and earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 1971 and he was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. Carl worked as an Architect for many years in Northwest Arkansas and designed numerous buildings throughout the community and the University of Arkansas. In 1982, he became a Boy Scout Leader with BSA Troop 142 and continued to serve as Scout Master for more than 35 years until the time of his death. During his years as Scout Master, 69 local Boy Scouts earned the respected Eagle Scout designation with his guidance and leadership.

His wife and parents preceded Carl in death. He is survived by two children, Stephania Ann Pilarz of Riverside, Illinois, and Jason Brian Russell and wife Sara Butler Russell of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Lizzy, John, Henry, Connor, and Charlotte; one sister, Karen Elizabeth Burks and husband Roy Burks of Rogers and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, there is no memorial service planned. Carl loved the Buffalo River and the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Buffalo River Foundation.

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Steve Schaefer

I am sorry for your loss. Carl will be greatly missed. His positive impact on so many young men’s lives will live on for many years to come. It was an honor to know him and work with him.

Stephania Russell Pilarz
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Stephania Russell Pilarz

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Gene Bland
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Gene Bland

Sincere regrets to Karen and to all of Carl`s family.

Stephania Pilarz
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Stephania Pilarz

Thank you.

Lezette Pemberton
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Lezette Pemberton

So sorry for your loss; he was a wonderful man. He was always willing to lend a hand when needed.

Cleta Glenn
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Cleta Glenn

I remember Carl as a friend, good person. His work with scouts was so important. Karen you are in my prayers. Rest in peace Carl.

Karen Brock
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Karen Brock

Ginny and Jason I’m so sorry to hear about Carl. I remember one time I found a boy scout metal box that was very old but the things inside plus the box looked brand new, so I took it over to Carl and he was like a kid in a toy store with it. I just kept smiling. It really made my day. We were friends with hi and Jen for many years. Please accept our condolence

Rob and Vicky Strange
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Rob and Vicky Strange

Both of our sons were in Boy Scout Troop 142 for several years. Carl was a wonderful mentor, his patience and kindness were always evident. We have many memories of Camp Orr and 50 Miler canoe trips. Carl made such a difference through his work with scouting and we will always be grateful for his influence in our sons’ lives.

Jay Smith
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Jay Smith

Please accept my condolences at this time, Carl’s passing has left a whole for all that will not be filled. He truly cared more about helping others as his way of life. I was proud to call him a mentor and a friend, and for the help he provided to both Son’s Shelby and Colton in earning their Eagle Scout Rank.

Steve & Lisa Beirise
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Steve & Lisa Beirise

We’re so sorry Carl has left us but Heaven’s better off with him! Carl was an untiring Boy Scout leader that devoted decades to his troop. Carl poured his life into our son Adrian and helped shape him into the fine man he is today. Adrian is one of many Troop 142 Eagle Scouts. Carl was a great leader who led with a great balance of kind firmness. He will be missed. Thanks for sharing him with us!

Zed Johnson
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Zed Johnson

Carl has been a great friend and neighbor. Mary Beth and I will miss both Carl and Jennifer every time we look across the street.
He was one of the truly good guys . I always looked forward to talking with him and we had a lot of things in common including our political views, in addition to being architects.