Paul David Mountain

paul mountain

October 22, 1968 ~ August 18, 2023

Born in: Odessa, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Paul David Mountain, age 54, passed away August 18, 2023 at Arlington Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 301 S. Center St., Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association,

Paul was born in Odessa, Texas October 22, 1968. At age 4, we relocated to Copperas Cove, Texas where Paul grew up. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church having been saved and baptized in 1978 at age 10. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1987, and then attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating in 1993. He lived and worked in Dallas, California, and Austin where he met his future wife, Diane Bartow. They married in February 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to living in Texas, they also spent time in Missouri, Kansas, and Utah always being close to family. After a brief illness, Diane passed away in June 2022 and Paul returned to Arlington, Texas to be near his immediate family.

Paul is survived by his mother, Carol Mountain of Arlington, Texas, his brother, Brian Clifton Mountain, (wife Melissa) and 2 nephews, Ryan and David, also of Arlington. He was preceded in death by his father, David Mountain. Along with his Aunts, Uncles and cousins, his extended family includes Step children, Tiffany Wright (husband Adam), Bryan Bartow (wife Katie), Abby Bartow, Brianne Bartow, and 13 Step Grandchildren.

Paul was fun-loving and kind. He had a strong faith although he rarely talked about it. He loved the outdoors liked skiing in Utah and spending time on the lake. He was an avid golfer, loved UT Athletics and the Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and of course watching the Cooking Channel daily to come up with new ideas. Most of all he loved just being with his family.


Memorial Service: August 31, 2023 2:00 pm

First Baptist Church Arlington
301 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX 76010

(817) 277-6353

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  1. I will miss you dearly big brother! You know I had to be the first one to comment – LOL! I still remember our childhood days watching wrestling on TV and then you trying one of those moves on me! Yep, it hurt!! I will miss our talks and talking football but I know you are still with us. Never gone, never forgotten. You, Diane, and Dad are together again and that gives us peace here on earth.

  2. So terribly sorry Aunt Carol; and Brian, I remember Paul’s smile and laugh. Grace to you both and to the boys.


  3. Auntie Carol, Cousin Brian and family,
    There are no words sufficient to express the sadness and loss this family will feel at the passing of Paul. To say “the Lord works in mysterious ways” is an understatement, when a child precedes his Mama in death. Someday maybe all of this will make sense, but until that time I hope your faith will carry you softly while you heal your hearts. You are loved. Prayers going up❤️🙏🏻

  4. Dear Mr Mountain (Brian) & Family,
    We’re shocked and saddened by this devastating news, we can’t imagine how you must feel right now. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you healing and peace sir!!!
    “2 Timothy 4:7-8”
    _Arlington Highlands Team_ (Lucy, Michele, Vivian)

  5. Brian
    The Mansfield Matlock Road Team is sending our deepest condolences, prayers, and comfort of peace to you and your Family. We are sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Cherish the memories!
    With Sympathy,

  6. My dear Son. Paul, how can I even begin to write how I am feeling. I loved you so much and to continue life without you is going to be so hard.
    I am comforted by knowing you are in heaven with our Lord and your sweet Diane and your Dad . You are probably happier than those who are left here.
    Having you here with me this last year was so special. Brian , Melissa, Ryan & David and I will miss your daily presence.
    We will never forget you and I hope you know what a remarkable person you were and how happy we all were to share your life.
    We will be joining you in heaven one day.
    Save a spot for me ❤️

  7. Mrs Mountain and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! You and your husband raised a wonderful man! Growing up with Paul in church and in school was an honor! My heart is so saddened by the news but I am here to tell you as certain as I breathe that you will see your husband, son, dad, brother again in heaven! Faith in that will help you cope, the ones left here will never forget the kind heart and impact that Paul left behind and the memories will always be treasured!

    RIP Paul until we meet again🙏🏻 Brenda Papson Krause

  8. To Paul’s family, he will truly be missed. It was an honor going to high school with him. Prayers for you all in this very sad time.

  9. Brian,
    I am extremely sorry for the loss you and your family are going through. Losing a loved one is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. To Mrs. Mountain and family,
    I will always cherish my youth years growing up with Paul. What a great friend he has been. I met Paul when my family moved to Copperas Cove around the 6th grade. We played together in band, played football…. heck, he helped me out in a fistfight back in the day and I won! And I can’t forget how he had helped me pass social studies by slipping me the answers on our final exam in junior high. Paul was so well liked by so many. I remember when he showed up for a class reunion and we all gathered and laughed as though we were still in school. What a good person and great friend Paul was to anyone who knew him and he accomplished so much in his life. I’m blessed he was my friend.
    RIP buddy

    “The world changes from year to year our lives from day to day but the love and memory of you shall never pass away”.
    Author- unknown

    Eddie Greer

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