Russell Mountain
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home Timberlane Road
700 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL
Russell Robert Mountain, 26, a native of Tallahassee, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 23, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Russell was a force of nature - funny, adventurous, charming, confident, stubborn, loving, opinionated and most of all, fiercely loyal to those he loved. From a young age Russell had many loves: Flirting with girls, recruiting fellow gamers, traveling the world, his immaculate 1988 BMW, Florida State sports, his Mother's and sister's cooking, his right to bear arms, and sharing his Dad's lifelong passion for baseball. He played from the time he could swing a bat, pitched for Leon and earned a baseball scholarship to Enterprise-Ozark Community College in Enterprise, Ala. Inspired by his grandfathers' and cousins' service to their country, he entered the U.S. Air Force in 2010 and had just returned home from a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Laura Mountain of Tallahassee; his sister and brother-in-law, Kira and Wesley Yeary of Arlington, VA.; his maternal grandmother, Viola Mix of Tallahassee; aunts and uncles, Linda and Ray Norlin of Illinois, Patrick Mountain of Virginia, Dr. Tim and Wendy Mountain of Tallahassee, Frank and Stephanie Mix of Tallahassee, David and Carol Mix of North Carolina; and a host of beloved cousins. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel. Funeral services will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday, August 29, at 10 a.m., followed by interment with full military honors at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel. To honor Russell's courageous service to the U.S. Air Force, his family asks in lieu of flowers to consider supporting the Wounded Warrior Project with a donation in his memory at or P.O. Box 758541 Topeka, KS 66675.

Published by Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 27, 2014.
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Laura and Mike, seeing this reminder in my email is breaking my heart all over! Sending my love and prayers again and again. Hester
Hester H Pennington
August 24, 2021
Russell, you are definitely one of a kind. Certainly a character when I was in high school. You most certainly included me as your friend, and for that I'm most grateful! Always funny and adventurous I know you will be missed here by many. Until we meet again, my friend.
Reynolds Griner
December 9, 2015
Russell thanks for keeping us safe. What a handsome angel. R.I.P. Russell. Love Dot Randolph Rackley and Family
Dorothy Rackley
September 3, 2014

Presnal Family
August 31, 2014
I went to Leon High School with Russell. I remember him as that really funny kid who got along with everyone. He was the kind of guy everyone knew, even if they didn't "know" him. I'm so happy to hear he did such amazing things with his life. I'm so sorry to hear that's he gone. My prayers are with you all.
Heather Larson
August 29, 2014
I had the privilege of meeting Russell through his fellow Airman/brother in North Carolina just a few weeks before he began his tour in Afghanistan. Russell's memory will last forever throughout many hearts. My deepest, heartfelt condolences are with his friends and family.
Jennifer Sexton
August 28, 2014
Only just heard. All too sad. My thoughts are with you both, Mike and Laura.
Roger V Holdener
August 28, 2014
Mountain family, Viola, & Frank. I am so very sorry for your loss. Russ was one of a kind and will forever be remembered as such. I am very blessed that had the chance to know him. When he came to Panama City a few years back, I had the pleasure to spend time with the sweetest, most respectful young man I've come across. From a boy making forts with my brother to this handsome gentleman who was filled with charm. I will forever hold those memories dear. I wish you all the comfort and love that you need. Thank you for raising such a special man. With Love
Diana Chinchilla
August 28, 2014
Dear Mountain Family, You have been in my constant thoughts this week. I will always remember Russell as the "kid brother" and have loved reading the stories about the incredible adult he grew up to be. I know you are so proud of him. I pray you find peace and comfort within each other and through his friends until you are able to be together again.
Brittany (Giudice) Knippel
August 28, 2014
Our entire nation grieves with you as you mourn the loss of your American Hero. God Bless Your Family. Blue Star Mothers of America - Houston Texas Chapter
Beth Gillett
August 28, 2014
May God continue to comfort you in your time of need. It was a pleasure knowing Russell. He had a huge since of humor. He always kept me laughing in school.
Miya Herring
August 28, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, Chris Wygle and I were talking about Russell and the great times we had coaching him 12 years ago. He was such a fun kid, and fond memories of him will last forever. My deepest condolences to the Mountain family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris Evans
August 28, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our son, Morgan Scott, is a fellow Airman and "brother." They spent much time together, most recently on their tour to Afghanistan. Our family grieves with you and are praying for each of you. Please know that Russell was loved and touched many lives.
With much sympathy,
David and Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott
August 28, 2014
I am proud to have served with such an honorable man.
Isaiah Gooley
August 28, 2014
Mountain family and Aunt Viola., I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been praying for all of you. May God help you in the grieving of Russell
Fran Russell
August 28, 2014
My deepest condolences.
Teresa Bass
August 27, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Mountain, and his family, I am so sorry for your loss. Russell was a great man and amazing friend. I am honored to have spent the time I have with him, and I am a better person because of him. Russell made me a better person, and every life he has encountered is better because of him. Your family is in my prayers, and I will always treasure my friendship with one of the greatest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of being friends with.
Dylan Borland
August 27, 2014
Russell always had smile on his face and hug for his aunt.
shirley buzzard
August 27, 2014
Mountain Family and Aunt Viola,
I was very saddened to hear about Russell. It is a true lost to the family and his fellow brothers and sisters in the Airforce. I would like to offer a firm Salute and fair well to your hero. Please accept my condolences.
Chris Warner
Christopher Warner
August 27, 2014
It was great getting to know Russell this summer. His enthusiasm for life was contagious and continues to inspire me. Our prayers go out to your family.
August 27, 2014
Enterprise State Community College mourns the loss of Russell Mountain. I (Terri Parker) had seen him not to long ago at our campus. We had a nice chat and enjoyed catching up and telling old ESCC stories about Coach Hulsey:) Coach Hulsey is very sad:( Love to the family and all the ESCC baseball players that were his teammates that are suffering.
Terri Parker
August 27, 2014
Your family is my prayers. Such a sad loss; rest my friend.
Dale Turnbull
August 27, 2014
Dear Laura, Mike, Kira and Aunt Viola - My most heartfelt love and sympathy go out to you and to all family members. Treasure your memories and know you will see him again. Love, Sally
Sally Kolenac
August 27, 2014
My condolences to the Mountain family. I didn't know Mr Mountain but just wanted to say thank you for your service, for protecting us in a world of so much destruction and turmoil. R.I.P. RUSSELL MOUNTAIN AMERICAN HERO!
Tina Brandon
August 27, 2014
My heart is deeply hurting to learn of Russell's passing. I'll always remember him from Babe Ruth (remember our trip to Brunswick, GA) and Leon High School baseball. But I most will remember his good-natured smile and kindness. You all will be in my prayers and Godspeed to you, Russell.

{Ryan "Gordo's" mother}
Karen A. Gordon
August 27, 2014
I know Cameron would be devastated and would probably start some kind of revolution for the awareness of watching out for motorcycles!!! But I know he's glad to see Russell today. Love you all dearly!!
August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014
Russell's Uncle Pat is a dear friend of mine who has been singing Russell's praises his whole life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Mountain family. This is a tragic loss.

Sincerely, Cherie Lindskog
Cherie Lindskog
August 27, 2014
Russell and I went to the same preschool, elementary, and high school. I always loved being around him because he always made me laugh. His laugh was contagious. His smile was radiant. His heart, open and loving.
A bright star, you are Russell.
I know you'll keep that light shining from above.

Much love and condolences to your family.
Ashley Turner (Trent)
August 27, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Russell and the loss of your son and brother. He's helping others now find their way in heaven as he did on earth. He was a blessing to us all and will be greatly missed. Joan Wood
August 27, 2014
We are praying for your family. The Nichols
August 27, 2014
Russell was a friend from leon high school baseball. So sad to hear about this. He was always there to make people llaugh and was also a very talented pitcher I was very proud to hear about him in the Air Force. My prayers go out to the mountain family. I know your lookin down on us and continuing your gaming skills up above.
Mark McLeod
August 27, 2014
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Russell Mountain. His life was one of inspiration and he will not be forgotten. Our special prayers are for the family who have suffered the loss of three close family members since 1969. "Search me, oh God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139: 23,24
Lowell J Mix
August 27, 2014
Russell is outstanding and will always be. God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.
Mary Ann Fanton
August 26, 2014
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