Senator Wendy Davis's Father, Jerry Russell, Has Passed Away

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Our condolences to Senator Wendy Davis, who shared the sad news on Facebook this morning that her father, Jerry Russell, has passed away:

I am heartbroken to report that my father, Jerry Russell, passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning. He was surrounded by his children and his wife, our stepmom, Suzi. During his time in the hospital, there was never a moment that one of us wasn't by his side. We, and the community, will forever be grateful for the significant impact he made on our lives. He and his warm, sparkling brown eyes will be deeply missed. My family and I thank you for surrounding us with your prayers and comfort during this time.

Russell was hospitalized in late August due to complications from surgery. He was described as a pillar of the Fort Worth theater community.

We send our condolences to Davis, all of her extended family, and all who knew Jerry Russell, and wish them peace in this difficult time.


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Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women's basketball and breakfast tacos.

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