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Russell Lee Staples II

August 29, 1981 - October 6, 2008
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Russell Lee "Russ" Staples II, 27, died Monday, October 6, 2008. Born in Vista, CA, he was the son of Paula Fetter Bradley and Russell Lee Staples. Mr. Staples was an Installer for Nuvox Communications. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Emily Addison Staples; a son, Elijah Russell Staples; stepfather, James Bradley;Continue Reading

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Toni Smith left a message on March 6, 2015:
I was thinking of you on your birthday,, wondering how you were doing..I will always remember my Russell Brussell Sprouts..Love ya Aunt Toni..we will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers...none of us are immune to the possibility of this tra
Todd P left a message on March 6, 2015:
I didnt know Rusty...but am moved by the words I have read. My deepest condolences to your family. May God grant you peace and tranquility in this time of great sorrow.
Tim Shaffer left a message on March 6, 2015:
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rusty. I worked with him for a short time, years ago. While I fondly remember many of the people I worked with, it was Rusty's love for life, his quick wit, and his ability to make people laugh wh
Thomas Burke left a message on March 6, 2015:
Their was only one Rusty, I dont think I ever met anyone that has been like him since. I will truely miss him and his crazy sayings.
Susan Wolcott left a message on March 6, 2015:
I've been with NuVox less than 1 month so I never had the chance to meet Russell but I'm saddened by your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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Susan Pierce left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was a one of a kind great guy and he is sadly & greatly missed by all of us. He was a joy to everyone. Praying the Lord will give you all His peace. We are keeping your entire family, and our friend and co-worker Meagan Martin, and especially his de
Susan Pierce left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was a one of a kind great guy and he is sadly & greatly missed by all of us. He was a joy to everyone. Praying the Lord will give you all His peace. We are keeping your entire family, and our friend and co-worker Meagan Martin, and especially his de
Springfield Missouri FieldOps Team left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, You're time with us was short but oh so memorable. Thank you for being who and what you were. You may no longer walk this earth, but you will always walk the halls of many hearts, including ours.
Scott Hendrix left a message on March 6, 2015:
I have worked with Rusty for four years and every time we talked we laughed at least once. That was one of the many great qualities about him. I only met him in person once and wish there would have been many more times. I will miss working with him and
Scott Fugate left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was an awesome person and will be missed by me and the Knoxville Nuvox field.
Sandy and Jeff Terebessy left a message on March 6, 2015:
Paula, Brad, Ivy, Sam, Our hearts are so heavy for your loss. God will be with you every step of the way and will give you strength. We are here for you for any need you may have. Our prayers are with you and we love you. Pastor Madden told us at Leanne's
Sandra Woosley left a message on March 6, 2015:
I had many opportunities to work with Rusty. He had a great since of humor and was always a pleasure to work with. He will be greatly missed by the whole NuVox Family.
Russell Lee Staples I left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, I will always love you and cry for you every day. I miss you so much already. I'm always finding myself waiting for your phone call from the car on your way home from NuVox. See you when I get there. Your dad forever.
Russell and Candy Dunavan left a message on March 6, 2015:
How does anyone begin to console another at such a tragic time? Bradley,Paula,Ivey and Sam, may God hold you tightly in his arms, may your love for Rusty comfort you now. Your tears are shared by us all. Rusty was a good man and blessed the world by his
Ronda Staples left a message on March 6, 2015:
I just now found out the news while visiting with Rowena. My deepest condolences to Paula and Rusty...I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a fantastic young man who could put a smile on anyones face....he grew up to be someone you deserve to
Rick Posta left a message on March 6, 2015:
I am sorry for your loss. My memories of Rusty have always made me laugh and feel warm especially when I worked with him. My prayers and thoughts go with you all.
Renee D. left a message on March 6, 2015:
I've known Rusty since he started working at Nuvox. He was a really great guy and could always make me laugh. Every time I asked him about Emily and Eli, his face would light up. He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Raja Bagby left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was always a great coworker and friend. He has bailed myself and other technicians across our company out too many times to count. I've shared many laughs with Rusty over the years and he will be sorely missed. I pray for his children and healing fo
Quinton Burton left a message on March 6, 2015:
My deepest condolences to the Staples family. May God grant each of you peace during this time of bereavement.
Patty Robinson-Angel left a message on March 6, 2015:
Dear Paula, Brad, Rusty and Kathleen, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember "little" Rusty as being a fun loving kid. We always had fun riding bikes, playing games, and climbing trees on Athens Road in Hartland, Maine. I can stil
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Natalie Key left a message on March 6, 2015:
Paula, You and the children are in my prayers. I know this will be hard, but always remember the love he has for you and his family. Love, Natalie
Molly Fair left a message on March 6, 2015:
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Rusty while working with Eli, his son. I remember walking away from our first meeting thinking â??What a great father!â?A� Rusty cared deeply about his children and loved them with all of his heart
Michelle Bowyer left a message on March 6, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with Rusty's family during this difficult time. He will be missed.
Megan left a message on March 6, 2015:
It's Christmas and almost 3 months since you've been gone. I miss you so much. Nothing seems to get easier and my heart is broken. I was looking forward to Christmas together this year, tucking the kids into bed and playing santa. They are doing well and
Maverick and Alexa Dunavan left a message on March 6, 2015:
James and Paula, Words cannot describe how sad this loss truly is. Alexa and I are praying so hard for you and your family during this very melancholy time. We will keep you all in our prayers. I am so sorry. Please know that if you ever need a repriev
Matthew Hill left a message on March 6, 2015:
I had the pleasure of working with Rusty for nearly five years and meeting him in person only once earlier this year. Rusty was always a pleasure to work with and joke around with. He was always on top of his game. My thoughts and prayers go out to the
Mary McMillion left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, I pray I never forget the sound of your laugh. Everyone knows the days you were at work the whole day couldn't pass without those of us near you having the pleasure of hearing it. I never told you how impressed I was at what an incredible fath
Marnie O''Donnell left a message on March 6, 2015:
I never had the opportunity to work directly with Rusty at NuVox. However, when I read the news on our NuVox intranet it truly broke my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!
Mark Kramer left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was a great father, a great friend, and great person to be around. I worked with Rusty for several years and always respected him for putting his children first. He loved them so much more than words can describe and I hope that Emily and Eli know
MARILYN SUMTER left a message on March 6, 2015:
I met you six years ago and you were a ball of fire!! That flame is still burning and always will. I have watched you become a great friend and an amazing father that loved his children with every fiber of who you are. And I love you for that, Rusty!!! Ma
Loretta Delp left a message on March 6, 2015:
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time and I am so sorry I can't be there right now. Love you all so much. Aunt Loretta
lloyd left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty and I played on the Nuvox Softball team. We had good times. After a stressfull day we would laugh and tell jokes. Rusty you will be missed at work and on the ball field. you are true friend. I will miss u Rusty.
Lisa Richards left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty will be missed. He was a great guy always had a smile and nice word. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lisa Cook left a message on March 6, 2015:
Ivy- I'm so sorry about the loss of your brother. I am lifting you and your family up in prayer. I will pray for your comfort and peace. Mrs. Cook
Laura Ruffner left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty will forever be missed. He was a funny, caring and intelligent man and a wonderful father to two beautiful children. I hope they grow up and realize how lucky they were to have him in their lives even if briefly. May the Lord Bless and Keep you, Ru
Lana left a message on March 6, 2015:
Dear Brad, Paula and Family There are no words to express my sadness. You are within my heart and I pray for comfort and healing. I cannot think of Rusty without thinking of sunshine. When I worked at Abundant Life Church Rusty would come over to my o
Kevin Rupe left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was a kind, generous, and sweet man. He was a great friend. I'll miss stopping by his desk in the mornings to talk about last night's game, or the latest video game news. For as long as I knew Rusty he only ever was a great friend. Always smiling an
Ken & Cindy Lanni left a message on March 6, 2015:
Brad, Paula and family, There are no words to say in this terrible time of tradgey. Our prayers are with you always. We are here for you for what ever the need may be. Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding...Rusty is with the LORD an
Kathy and Dan LaMunyon left a message on March 6, 2015:
Dan and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless your family especially Rusty's two children. We are Britton Watkins' paternal grandparents and were with him at her birthday party on Sunday. Dan and Kathy LaMunyon
Kat left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, I have this ornament you made in the third grade. I have been hanging it on the tree now for 19 special years. I love you. I really miss you. You could warm us with your smile and your wonderful laugh. Thanks for great memories. I will see y
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Karen Davis left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, we met over 6 years ago and I am so fortunate to have met such an amazing man. It was a pleasure to watch you grow from that young kid to such a wonderful, loving father, and friend. I will miss you, and your funny jokes. I know that you will fo
Karen Davis left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty & Kathleen & boys, Paula & James & children I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Karen & Jim Davis
Julie Wilkie left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was a genuine person in his fatherhood,friendship, and daily work. May God show blessings upon the family during this difficult time.-"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."- Isaiah 40:29
Judith Trevino left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rest in Peace Rusty.
John & Tricia Weston left a message on March 6, 2015:
Our greatest sympathy goes out to you, Brad, Paula, Ivy, & Sam. I am late finding out about your tragedy and I must say that I am totally overwhelmed. I remember the nights of holding and playing with that sweet Emily in our nursery at Praise Cathedral.
Jessica Mushero Park /Jeremy Mushero left a message on March 6, 2015:
Little Rusty we will all miss you but we will never forget,We are fortunate to have had so much time with you and you are so much a part of our childhood memories. We are sad that we didnt have much time with you as an adult as a father but we are so prou
Jeremy Duskie left a message on March 6, 2015:
I had the privilege of working with Rusty in the past. I remember talking about our kids when I was in Greenville, and laughing about the things that they had done. I am blessed to have known such a person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family
Jeremy Brown left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty and I started at NuVox the same day and I can account for him growing as a person in his time here. Great guy with a warped sense of humor. Friend to so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, but he's always with you. I hope his chi
Jeff Stivers left a message on March 6, 2015:
I never got meet Rusty in person, but talked to him via the phone and always had a great time doing installs with him. My prayers are with his family and he will be missed. My GOD bless your family!
Jeanne Barbee left a message on March 6, 2015:
It does not seem like a year since Rusty has been gone. I am the mother of one of Rusty's co-worker's Mary McMillion. Rusty has a special place in all of our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with Rusty and his family at this time. I did not know Ru
Jason and Chrissy Edwards left a message on March 6, 2015:
I did not know Rusty very well. Our families are close friends though. We met him at the wedding last year, shown in the picture. He was very sweet and easy to talk to. I remember thinking how great he was with his children. Our little boys played and our
Harvey P.Ahart jr. left a message on March 6, 2015:
My condolences to the Staples. Rusty you will be missed. I'll rememeber the conversatin we had about fatherhood and parenting. They say sometimes the good ones leave too soon. I guess it's true! YOU BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.
Gwen Jones left a message on March 6, 2015:
To the family, Rusty was a happy young man that loved his children and family unconditionally. There was never a dull moment when Rusty was around. He would always say or do something to make you laugh and brighten up your day at NuVox. It was a pleasu
Ginny Reinman left a message on March 6, 2015:
Brad and Paula, I am sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Faith Zeigler left a message on March 6, 2015:
May God be with all of you, and know that Rusty will continue to kiss his beautiful children from heaven every night.
Evangeline Miller Mastromarino left a message on March 6, 2015:
A few years ago I worked with Rusty. He was a great guy. He will be missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Eddy Ibarra left a message on March 6, 2015:
Russ was a great coworker. We'll miss you My deepest condolences to the Staples family
Duane Adkins left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty's soul is watching over his children, I pray for an earthly angel to watch over them. His family and many friends suffered a tragic loss. As others have mentioned we watched a young man grow into a great father and friend. He became one of the top g
Don Wilson left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty will be missed by everyone. What a great guy, father, friend.
Dolly DeLeon left a message on March 6, 2015:
Brother James and Paula, I am so sorry for the loss.I wish I was there to hug all of you. Elroy your family in Colorado have you in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can do anything for you . Elroy be strong for your Family they need you more t
DENNIS BAZE left a message on March 6, 2015:
I am so sorry for your loss your thoughts and prayers are with us at this time May God Bless
Denise K left a message on March 6, 2015:
Where do you start about Rusty he was a great guy,good friend and a WONDERFUL FATHER! Rusty you will be missed by all of us here at Nuvox and you can look down from Heaven and watch over us. You will always be able to protect and watch over Emily and Eli
Debbie B left a message on March 6, 2015:
Our loss is a big one. We will all miss Rusty extremely much. Life is short, and we are never guaranteed a tomorrow. I am glad that I had the opportunity to know Rusty and will miss him alot. My prayers and thoughts go with you,his family, and his friends
Dean, Amy and Kiersten Mace left a message on March 6, 2015:
Paula, Brad, Ivy, Sam- We are thinking of you and praying you stay strong. We love you all and miss you.
Dean Mallen left a message on March 6, 2015:
Russ, There are absolutely no words to describe the loss of a friend. You always knew how to make everyone laugh even when they didn't want to. Anyone that knew Russ would tell you that he had an amazing personality and his energy for life was second
Dawn Shepherd left a message on March 6, 2015:
I've known Rusty since he first started at NuVox. He was a great guy, always liked to laugh and play practical jokes. He was a good friend and a great Dad. I'll miss seeing his face everyday and the conversations we use to have. He was always excited
Dale Young left a message on March 6, 2015:
Russ was a great person to work with, will miss working with him.
Curtis Dowds left a message on March 6, 2015:
Journey Well Friend -
Craig & Amanda Watkins left a message on March 6, 2015:
My family and I are so sorry for such a tragic loss. We were with Rusty, Eli and Emily Sunday at Britton's birthday party. Having children ourselves we really feel for them. We hope they will always know what a wonderful person their father was. God bless
CJ, Jared and Jacob Rich left a message on March 6, 2015:
We don't have the words to express our sorrow over this loss. We love you very much, and wish we could all be with you but we rejoice that Carrla, Justin and Jessica can be there. We will continue to lift you up to our Father. If there is ANYTHING we can
Chris Hatfield left a message on March 6, 2015:
I never had the pleasure to meet Rusty in person but worked exclusively w/ him on numerous occasions via telephone. He was very intelligent and worked very hard. From the pictures I have seen, he loved his children very much. My thoughts are w/ his family
Cheryl Young left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty, where do I begin. It seems like a have watched you grow up. You are truly a great inspiration to every life you have touched. We all have had some great laughs with you in one way or the other. You are one of a kind and I feel blessed to have known
Charlene Williams left a message on March 6, 2015:
I can't fine the words to say how much I'm going to miss my friend. I will never forget you. Your smile and that red hair of yours. You where a very kind person who loved his kids and everyone around you. You where too young to go but God saw diffent... T
Casey Turner left a message on March 6, 2015:
Paula and Brad my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God Bless you and give you strength during this difficult time.
Brent Seay left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was my friend. I worked daily with him for over four years. I will miss how he made everyone joke around during stressful times. He was a great guy and loved his children very much. We all miss you. Rusty's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Presswood left a message on March 6, 2015:
We are very sorry for your loss. Memories of Rusty have always made me smile and feel warm. I have always loved your family and kept you in my heart. May we all remember the blessings of having had this young man in our lives because knowing him did enri
Belinda and Larry Smith and family left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty and Kathleen, Just want you to know we are praying for you and your boys during this time.
Becky Whilden left a message on March 6, 2015:
Ivy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you.
April Summer left a message on March 6, 2015:
No words can express our sadness for you. We are praying for Matt. We love you. Jim & April Summer
Angela Holladay left a message on March 6, 2015:
I used to work at Nuvox. Rusty was one of my favorite people there. He was really funny and smart and a cutie-pie. I can remember so many hilarious things that he did just in the spirit of having fun and smiling. The last time I was visiting Nuvox, I
Amy Jenkins left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty was the type of person that could always put a smile on your face. I remember last year seeing him with Emily & Eli at BooVox he was such a great father and loves his kids so much. Seeing the glisten in his eyes when he talked about them brought w
Amanda and David Spearman left a message on March 6, 2015:
From his smile to his laugh to his crazy jokes...he will be missed greatly. He was someone who taught me to live life to its fullest. He was a great friend. My memories of Rusty will last a lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers are with Emily, Eli a
Alicea Earle left a message on March 6, 2015:
Rusty and family, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you when you get back to Calais, let me know. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Alan Schmidt left a message on March 6, 2015:
I so sorry to hear about Rusty. I just found out Dec 4, 08 thru a mutual telecomm tech at Nuvox Lenexa, KS. I had a great business relatioinship with Rusty since 2001. I'm a current vendor Business Telephone Systems with NEC and President of Preferred Tel
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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