|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1931|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2001|
Maj. Gen. Russell E. Mohney, U.S. Air Force retired, passed away Aug. 7, 2001, at home.
He was the devoted husband of Billie, and the loving father of Lynda, Leigh and Lori.
Maj. Gen. Mohney served 33 years in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired in 1984. He served his country with distinction during the Korean and the Vietnam conflicts, the latter where he served as commander in Operation Ranch Hand in 1965. Gen. Mohney was also the chairman of the Ranch Hand Vietnam Association. His military decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with four oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Air Medal with 28 oak leaf clusters.
Following his retirement from active duty he was active in many local organizations. He was a former member of the board of directors of the Air Force Armament Museum and was past president of the Northwest Florida Retired Officers' Club. He served as vice chairman and chairman of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority during the period the bridge was constructed. He also was a member of the Order of Daedalians, Seagull Flight 61. In addition he was a member of the Eugene Quinn VFW Post in Inverness, Fla., and a member of the DeWitt Clinton Masonic Lodge in Sandwich, Mass.
Gen. Mohney was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the Air War College.
The general leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Billie; and their daughters and their families, Lynda Ayish, husband Rick and daughter Kira, Leigh Leslie, husband David and sons Ian, Ryan and Michael, Lori Guy, husband Jason, son Nathan and daughters Emily and Elaine. In addition, sister-in-law, Betty Mohney; nephew, Donald Mohney; niece, Karen Orf; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Mohney.
A memorial service will be held at Hurlburt Field Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Ullrich officiating. At a future date, interment at Barrancas National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville, Fla.
Barrancas National Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 05, 2008
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