Chuck Beard (Beard) (1973)
I remember the day that I met Russ. It was back in the year of 1971. I started work at Gibson which wasa located on West B st and 11th. Beside Peters drive in. I went to clock in and there sat Russ on is break. From that day forward our friendship grew and he was one crazy fun loving guy. His heart was so big only God could hold it. He worked hard, and sure did play hard. It was a very sad day when I learned of Russ's sickness and then the time of his death. That will always be a day and time that I will neverforget. A friendship that I will always cherish.