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Russell E. “Russ” Teal, Jr.

Mr. Russell E. “Russ” Teal, Jr., 44, of Eufaula, Alabama, died Monday, February 5, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2 P.M., at the First United Methodist Church in Eufaula with Dr. Alan Cassady and Rev. Jared Buchanan officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Hope Congregational Church Cemetery in Clio, Alabama, with Chapman Funeral Home directing.  The visitation will be held Saturday from 12:30 P.M. until 2 P.M., prior to the service at the church.

Born June 3, 1973 in Troy, Alabama, Russ was the son of Mary Jean Walters Teal (Ang) Schramm of Eufaula, Alabama and the late Russell English Teal Sr..  Russ graduated from Eufaula High School in 1991 where he was active in the band.  He played the trumpet and was a drum major.  He was a student ambassador to Russia.  He attended Troy University where he was an SGA officer, was in the Sigma Chi Fraternity and participated in campus musicals.  He served as the Choir Director at Goshen United Methodist Church.  He worked with Eufaula Parks and Recreation as a swim instructor, lifeguard and water safety instructor.  He was instrumental in helping develop Eufaula’s first swim team, the Waverunners.  Russ loved this job and taught countless children to swim.  Russ worked as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines.  During that time, he enjoyed traveling and showing his family the world, including Paris, the Netherlands and Hawaii.  Russ loved his family and friends and will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and his love of life.  He had a huge, infectious smile and ALWAYS a fun story to tell.

Survivors other than his mother include his sister: Tressa Teal (Chad) Roten of Prattville, Alabama; his step-brother: David (Julie) Schramm of Lawrenceville, Georgia; his step-sister: Rebekka (Dan) Moorer of Smyrna, Georgia; his nephews: Mason and Ryley; his niece: Josie Lee; his step-nieces and nephews: Coleman, Calvin, Holley Kate, John, Jake and Kathryn.

Active pallbearers will be Chad Roten, Stephen Mixson, Michael Teal, Dan Moorer, David Schramm and Alex Long.