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Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL

OBITUARY

Damon Lee Russell

April 30, 1996January 26, 2020
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Damon Lee "Squirrel" Russell, age 23, of Bibb County, Alabama, died in a car accident on January 26, 2020. He was born on April 30,1996 in Redding, California along with his twin brother. He graduated from Bibb County High School and ITT Tech in Sacramento, California, where he learned to be an auto mechanic. Squirrel loved to have a good time, whether playing UNO or Yahtzee with his grandmother, riding dirt roads on his dirt bike, playing paintball and basketball, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, or drinking a Corona with lime and lots of salt around the bonfire. He had a heart of gold and always stood up for his friends and family. He was so full of life and love. He passed on too early, and his loss will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Monte Russell, Pete Bloom and Gary Engel; great-grandfather, Richard Johnston; great-grandmothers, Carole Johnston and Mildred Williams; great-uncle, Pete Johnston. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Russell (Ken Scott); father, Bradley Bloom (Anna); brother, Jesse Russell; sister, Christina Russell; grandmother, Judy Russell and Nettie Bloom; aunts, Sabrina Russell, Lisa Dougherty, and Gail Crowley; uncles, Steven Bloom and Keith Bloom; numerous cousins including Tyler Crowley and Kelly Crowley; and many close friends. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with visitation to begin at 10:00 AM. As Squirrel would want, come casual.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 31, 2020

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Alyssa Estrada

January 30, 2020

Damon, you will always have a special place in my heart.. no matter the time, distance, or circumstance you knew you could always pick up the phone and talk to me. I’m grateful for the years getting to know your wild and crazy self in California. Thank you for all the memories.. you will definitely be missed. Rest peacefully ❤️

Crystal Kornegay

January 28, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family now and in the days to come. It's hard to lose anybody but when it's someone young it makes it even harder. He along with his siblings rode my bus for awhile. He was always laughing and cutting up and sometimes doing things he wasn't suppose to but that's teenagers. I will always remember him and I'm so glad I ran into him the other day and he told me how good he was doing. Sending special prayers 🙏

Antayvia Sanders

January 28, 2020

Oh how I was so lucky to have you in my life for such a short period of time. We always talked about how it felt like we knew eachother forever because of the way we hit it off. We would always remind each other how blessed we were to have each other. Everyday, we talked about how our future would be together. You completed me Damon Lee Russell. You showed me love that I have never known to exist. It gives me peace to know that I really made you happy and that I was your peace. Though I mourn over you, I know you’re watching over me, and that you are receiving so much love right now that you probably don’t have a clue what will you do with it all. Fly high Damon a.k.a My Sweetface

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Squirrel and his boys from high school.

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Biography

Damon Lee "Squirrel" Russell, age 23, of Bibb County, Alabama, died in a car accident on January 26, 2020. He was born on April 30,1996 in Redding, California along with his twin brother. He graduated from Bibb County High School and ITT Tech in Sacramento, California, where he learned to be an auto mechanic. Squirrel loved to have a good time, whether playing UNO or Yahtzee with his grandmother, riding dirt roads on his dirt bike, playing paintball and basketball, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, or drinking a Corona with lime and lots of salt around the bonfire. He had a heart of gold and always stood up for his friends and family. He was so full of life and love. He passed on too early, and his loss will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Monte Russell, Pete Bloom and Gary Engel; great-grandfather, Richard Johnston; great-grandmothers, Carole Johnston and Mildred Williams; great-uncle, Pete Johnston.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Russell (Ken Scott); father, Bradley Bloom (Anna); brother, Jesse Russell; sister, Christina Russell; grandmother, Judy Russell and Nettie Bloom; aunts, Sabrina Russell, Lisa Dougherty, and Gail Crowley; uncles, Steven Bloom and Keith Bloom; numerous cousins including Tyler Crowley and Kelly Crowley; and many close friends.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with visitation to begin at 10:00 AM. As Squirrel would want, come casual.