From birth, Robert Owen Russell’s life was filled with complications. After literally being born with his head in a sack (the amniotic membrane) to the death of his father when he was just four years of age, Russell’s troubled early years left their mark. As a shy, introverted and easily-manipulated child, Russell encountered sexual perversion from an older male, further obscuring his path to becoming a healthy adult.
With two troubled incidents involving alcohol, difficulties holding a job and an unbreakable attraction to married women, Russell’s adulthood was plagued with internal struggles. However, forty-five years later, Robert O Russell has turned his life around. Now a builder, author and avid student of theology, Russell has restored meaning to his life, along with a youthful enthusiasm for his future.
On 29th September 2011, Robert married Suzetta, from South Africa, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gravesend Kent. There followed a Reception at the newly restored Old Magistrates’ Court in Gravesend, with food expertly prepared and served by staff of the Barbutis Modern British Restaurant. (If you like great local food, this is the place to visit!)