September 30, 1950 - May 23, 2018
Russell Owen Tippin Jr. passed away at his home in Trail, Oregon, May 23, 2018. He was born September 30, 1950, in Decatur, Georgia to Russell Owen Tippin Sr. and Mary Rustin Tippin.
He married Brenda L. Hilliard on July 7, 1987, joining her in staffing the 9500’ Trinity fire lookout on the Boise National Forest.
Russell was a member of the 206th TC Detachment for the Army National Guard when his unit was activated for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, serving in Saudi Arabia September 1990 - May 1991.
Russell enjoyed his hobby of music, especially flatpicking style guitar and banjo.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Tippin of Trail, Ore.; daughter, Trinity Tippin, Trail, Ore; sisters, Joan Keene, Leigh Robison, Jan Zehner, all of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.