wayne russell

August Wayne Russell died April 9 at age 78. He opened Wayne Russell Ford in 1975, becoming the first African American Ford dealer in Texas.

ANGLETON — No matter if you were the average joe in Angleton or former President Jimmy Carter, August Wayne Russell treated anyone he came in contact with like friends and family even through the overwhelming obstacles put in his way, loved ones said.

Russell, 78, died April 9. Known by his friends and family as a heartwarming and driven businessman, he became one of the first African-Americans in the county to receive a new car dealership appointment from the Ford Motor Co. in 1972, according to his obituary.

Nick Irene is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0149.​

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