Russell Steven Jarrell, 64, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 after a brief illness. Steve was born in Morrison, Tenn., but grew up in Tullahoma, Tenn., where he graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1966. He was preceded in death by his parents W.C. and Leora Jarrell; and two brothers, Larry and Walter.Steve is survived by his sister, Betty Sue Davis (Noel), of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers: Don Jarrell (Connie), of Smyrna, Tenn., and Max Jarrell (Roni), of Tullahoma, Tenn.; He is also survived by nieces Marsha Burns (Fred), of Springfield, Mo., Shari Graves, of Smyrna, Tenn.; and nephews Terry Davis (Vickie), of St. Louis, Mo., Max Jarrell II (Connie), of Foyil, Okla. , Michael Jarrell (Connie), of Antioch, Tenn., and Chris Jarrell (Lora), of Algoma, Wis.; as well as, many cousins, great nieces and great nephews.In addition to his many friends and family, and in the last 10+ years, Sean Harvey, Kristy Campbell and their children came into his life and brought Steve a level of enthusiasm and joy for many, many years until he passed away.Steve graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, after which time he began his educational career as a history teacher at Hixson Junior High School, and then progressed to teaching history at Hixson High School, where he was also a track coach. He had a book published in 1978 on weight-lifting for teenagers, entitled "Working Out with Weights." He retired from teaching in 2002. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. EST, today, at Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike. The family will gather with friends today from 3 p.m. until the hour of the service the funeral home.A brief service will be held at 2 p.m. CST, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Bascom United Methodist Church, 5311 Vervilla Road Morrison, TN 37353. Interment will follow the ceremony at Bascom Cemetery.Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share flowers, memories or condolences with the family. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.