Russell Lynn Dunnington – age 54 of Gallatin, MO passed away Thursday morning, October 29th, 2020 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. Russell was born on September 12th, 1966 the son of Frank and Janis (Welker) Dunnington in Bethany, MO.  He grew up in Gallatin and was a 1984 graduate of Gallatin High School.  He then attended diesel mechanic school and Grand River Technical School in Chillicothe.  Russell was a corrections officer at Western Missouri Corrections Center in Cameron for 23 years.  He also served on the Gallatin Fire Department.  Russell enjoyed hunting, garden tractor pulling and bowling.  Russell also helped his father on the farm.  He will be dearly missed.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Janis. Survivors include: daughter, Elizabeth Dunnington of Warrensburg; son, Leroy Dunnington of Hamilton; father, Frank Dunnington of Gallatin.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin in care of the funeral home. Visitation: 5 to 7 PM, Monday, November 2nd, 2020, Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin.  Friends may call after 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.  Burial at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at