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(July 18, 1934 – December 27, 2016)

Russell E. Sugar, 82, of Midland, passed away on December 27, 2016 at Cascades Senior Living. He was born on July 18, 1934 in Midland to the late Joseph and Leola (Gaucher) Sugar. On September 11, 1954, he married Arlene McNett who predeceased him on May 12, 2012. Russell served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a tank commander. He worked as an acoustical engineer for Austin Companies and then Tri-City Acoustical as a dry wall specialist. In Russ?ÇÖs younger years he played softball for Nick?ÇÖs Softball Team winning several state titles. Russell was a member of Homer United Methodist Church and the American Legion.Russell is survived by his children; Maribeth (Brian) Len, Jeff Sugar, and Lisa (Dave) Smith, grandchildren; Andrea (Justin), Alexis, Alex (Leanne), Hailey (John), Christian, Mitchell and great grandchildren, Brayden and Miles.Russell was predeceased by his daughter, Susan, brothers; Dick, Don, Joe, Fred and his sister, Jo Ann Wellman.Russell?ÇÖs family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice and Cascades Senior Living for all their care and support.A Funeral Service will take place at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Joshua Blanchard officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the funeral home from 4-7 pm and on Saturday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be under the auspices of the United States Army and Midland County Veterans.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Southern Care Hospice or Homer United Methodist Church.On line condolences can be given at smithminer.com.