Charles Russell “Russ” Bayless, 91 of Barboursville, WV passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Beard Mortuary. Graveside Military services will be private for the family at Woodmere Memorial Park. He was born in Huntington, WV, the son of the late Ivan Russell and Mary Reecil Young Bayless. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, served with distinction as an officer in the US Navy during the Korean War, and in upper management for Hughes Aircraft for over thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hines Bayless; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin Bayless and Heather Tolford of Barboursville; a son, James Vail of Hurricane, WV; a daughter, Donna Lipscomb of Hurricane; a granddaughter, Lauren Bayless of Stamford, CT; a granddaughter, Larissa Lipscomb of Hurricane; and numerous close relatives across the country.
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