Born: April 6, 1897  Died: July 11, 1974


J. Frank Russell entered the naval service on July 23, 1917 and was assigned to a United States receiving ship at New Orleans. He received training at Camp Nelson, Louisiana and was placed on inactive duty February 22, 1919, with a rating of seaman. After the war he returned to the Farragut area and helped with the family’s grocery store across from the old Farragut High School on Kingston Pike. The family lived in the historic pre-Civil War house just a few hundred feet west of the grocery store. He was active in the Concord/Farragut community and was a Squire on the County Court. The family continued to run the grocery store until the late 1970s.



Below is an old photo of the Russell Grocery Store


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