The Norman Transcript

July 27, 2013

Gena Parkey Russell

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Gena Parkey Russell, 50, of Oklahoma City, died suddenly Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born Sept. 28, 1962 in Pauls Valley.

She loved tending her flower garden and spending time with family.

Gena is survived by her parents, Charles and Jackie Minyard of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Catherine Hughes of Little Rock, Ark.; sons, Dustin and David Hightower; daughter, Heather Hightower, all of Oklahoma City; brothers, James Parkey and his wife Leigh Ann and Larry Parkey; three grandchildren, Deaken, Dalton and Chevy James; and a loving friend, Bob Walton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Russell; grandson, Trinten Decker; and grandfather, Jack Hughes.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church, 801 N. Peters in Norman. Services have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service. For on-line condolences, visit

Norman Transcript, Saturday, July 27, 2013