Brandon Lee Russell, 34, of North Kansas City passed away April 8, 2017. His life ended way too soon doing one of the things he loved most, running as he finished the Rock the Parkway Half -Marathon. He was born May 22, 1982 in Kansas City, MO.
Brandon graduated from St. Pius X High School and earned a Master’s of Accountancy from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He was currently employed by Burns and McDonnell as a Contract Analyst, a job he truly loved.
Brandon’s first love was his fiancé, Taryn and his second love was running. Brandon had a zest for life and was a best friend to everyone. Family and friends were very important to him. He also enjoyed reading and was a movie buff. Brandon was an avid sports fan, especially the Mizzou Tigers, Royals and Chiefs. Brandon was charismatic, witty, and his personality was contagious. Brandon was also extremely handsome, thus was the president and CEO of Handsome, Inc.
Survivors include the love of his life, his fiancé Taryn Klein – Russell; his father, Dr. Steven Lee Russell and wife, Jennifer of North Kansas City, MO and his mother, Patty (Beaubien) Russell and Tim Powell, of Kansas City, MO; three siblings, Dr. Evan Russell and wife, Kelly, Lauren Russell, Katlyn Russell and fiancé Seth Dains, all of Kansas City, MO; paternal grandmother, Harriet Beth Russell; and many extended family members and close friends.
A celebration of Brandon’s life will be held from 6-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the football field at St. Pius X High School (https://www.facebook.com/events/1879702148978280/?ti=icl). A formal blessing will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the blessing until 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Brandon “Flash” Russell Race Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/brandonflashrussell). The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.