On July 22nd we lost everyone's best friend, even if you never met in person. Russ Cort, one of the best people this world has ever been introduced to, went home to be with his Lord in eternity. He touched the lives of so many around him, never treating anyone less than family. If he were still with us, he would no doubt tell everyone to smile, and love one another. Thank you to all the Russ Cort fans out there!

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Russell Cort, age 51 of Gaylord, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Russell "Rusty" William Cort, Jr. was born on August 4, 1965 to Russell and Carrol (Major) Cort. On December 7, 1985, he was wed to Kelly Ann Fuller, with whom he had five children and 31 years of marriage. Russ was a proud member of the United States Air Force, and was a Staff Sergeant E-5 in the ten years he served from 1988 to 1998. For the past seven years, Russ worked as a salesman at Feeny of Gaylord. In his spare time, Russ also worked as a teacher for the Sunshine Sunday school at Grace Baptist Church and regularly volunteered for different radio stations, including WBLW 88.1.

Russell is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kelly; children, Kalico (Jason) Casady, Dakotah (Nathan) Black, Hawken Cort, Willow Cort, and Colter Cort; grandchildren Torren and Aaralyn; parents Russell and Carrol; siblings Jeanette (Mark) Pattinson and Joseph (Dana) Cort; six nieces; six nephews; and one grand-nephew.

Memorial services for Russ will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11 AM.

Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church beginning at 10 AM until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Sunday School at Grace Baptist Church and/or to WBLW 88.1. Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Visitation To Be Held At:

 Grace Baptist Church

Service To Be Held At:

 Grace Baptist Church