Russell Stephen Baum, 71, of Byrdstown, and a native of Callicoon, New York, passed away Oct. 5, 2021, at The Medical Center of Kentucky, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from complications of COVID-19.
Mr. Baum was born Nov. 6, 1949, in Callicoon, New York, to Edward John Baum and Florence Marjorie Simonson Baum.
He had a successful career in scrap metal and heavy equipment sales. If he was not working, he enjoyed attending auctions of all types, especially truck auctions. With his successful career, he was also proud of his son Jesse, who has had great success in his own business.
Surviving family members include his three children, James Baum and Jesse Baum, both of Pennsylvania, Tara Baum, of McMinnville; siblings, Janet Klein, of Sparta, Edward Baum, of Florida, Terry Baum, of Quebeck, Cheryl Baum, of New York; and companion, Michelle Williams.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Oct. 10, 2021, at Hunter Funeral Home. Ken Wallace officiated. In honor of Mr. Baum’s wishes, he was cremated following his funeral and his ashes taken to a special location in New York.
Memorials may be made to White County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 6231, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.