William Russell Midgett

Published 4:54 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

William Russell Midgett died unexpectedly January 17, 2020 at his Harbinger home. William or, as most knew him, “Russell” was 58. Though he was born in Elizabeth City, Russell spent most of his life in Currituck County. He was the son of the late William Ambrose Midgett and Betty Jean Gallop Midgett. He was preceded in death by brother Michael Midgett.

In his youth, Russell loved baseball and was an excellent pitcher. Later in life, he became a successful commercial fisherman. Russell spent many years working aboard the “Dana Bill.” Besides fishing, Russell was passionate about NASCAR and even drove race cars. He also loved a good western movie.

Survivors include mother Betty Midgett of Barco; sister Tammy K. Midgett of Harbinger; uncles Ezekiel “Worth” Midgett and Reverend Walter Gallop, both of Harbinger; aunts Virginia “Ginger” Bowden and Gladys Annette Sawyer, also of Harbinger, and several cousins, extended family members and friends.

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The family will honor Russell’s directives for cremation and plans for a memorial service will be announced at a future time.

Please express condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.