James E. Fountain

  • Born: March 11, 1964
  • Died: July 5, 2014
  • Location: Altona, New York

Ross Funeral Home

2586 Route 11
P.O. Box 275
Mooers, NY 12958

Tel. (518) 236-2222

Tribute & Message From The Family

ALTONA-James "Jim" E. Fountain (known as Trashy to his MC brotherhood) entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont, surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness. Jim was born March 11, 1964 in Plattsburgh to Gary and Elaine (Henderson) Fountain. Jim attended local schools before graduating from Oswego High School. He then entered the United States Army. Jim achieved the rank of Rank Specialist promotable, serving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as well as being stationed in Turkey. Upon being honorably discharged, Jim returned to Plattsburgh, NY, where he worked to establish Jim's Lawn Care. He operated this business for many years before opening Jim's Light Hauling, which he enjoyed watching expand and grow steadily. Jim never met a stranger and he enjoyed many social activities. When not at work, Jim could often be found riding his Harley Davidson or trolling a local lake aboard his pontoon boat. He enjoyed travel and he was anticipating a 2015 triennial year trip to Sturgis, SD with his brothers. Jim enjoyed the fine art of conversation and had friends wherever he went.
Jim is survived by his parents; his life partner of 26 years, Karen Coty; two daughters, Lisa Fountain and her fiancé, Glen Bailey of Orongo, MO and Rebecca Fountain of Casper, WY; three granddaughters, Mekennah, Kamille and Persephone; two grandsons, Benjamin and Brinden; two brothers, David and Cindy Fountain and Danny and Angelique Fountain, both of Belton, TX; his in laws, Ray and Cathy Coty of Altona; three brothers in law, Michael and Doreen Coty, Rick and Nancy Coty and Randy and Carrie Coty; six nephews, Kurtis, Cameron, Kelly, Kory, Connor and Gerald and four nieces, Kristy, Amanda, Emma and Alyssa.
Jim was an animal lover and he was particularly fond of pugs. Jim and Karen are preceded by their 18 year old pug, Puddles. Their two year old pug, Jax survives.
There will be a memorial motorcycle ride Thursday, July 10, 2014 in honor of Jim. Riders are asked to meet at North End Harley Davidson/Lake City Choppers with 9:00 a.m. with a planned departure time of 10:00 a.m. The ride will end at Holy Angel's Church in Altona for an 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass. Following the funeral Mass with full military honors, a celebration of Jim's life will be held at Holy Angel's Church Hall. In the spirit of brotherhood, adventure and riding free, Jim's ashes will be released in Sturgis, South Dakota.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Jim's favorite charities; North Country Honor Flight, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 Mooers. To share an online condolence please visit www.ROSSFUNERALHOMES.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

We would like to send Jim's family our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Jim was a true gentleman and it was both an honor and a privilege to have known him. His love for people and for life was contagious. What a wonderful person!

Posted by Kathy & Scott Goodrich - Conway, SC - Customer/friend   July 11, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult period.

Posted by Drew Bierds - Temple, TX - Friend of family   July 10, 2014

Gary, Elaine and family,
So sorry for your loss.

With all my sincerity,
Dotty Fountain Meyer

Posted by Dorothy Fountain Meyer - Plattsburgh, NY - ex-aunt   July 10, 2014



Posted by Sharon and Gary Abel - aquaintance   July 10, 2014


May our Lord, Jesus Christ, receive you with open arms, along with the angels and saints. Rest in peace, Jim.
In thanksgiving and sympathy,
Linda LaClair and family

Posted by Linda LaClair - friend/customer   July 09, 2014

Dear Karen and family, I send sincerest condolences from ALL of our family to yours. He was very good and kind to my mother in serving her for the past 10 or so years. I enjoyed conversing and sharing with him when home to visit her and attend to her needs in her older years.
Jim was such a happy and positive man whom we all enjoyed. His outlook on life was inspiring...is all I can say. He was willing to do whatever it took to serve another. His 'presence' will be missed. Our world needs many more "Jim's" and now we are void of a very good man.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and I only hope that you are comforted by all your family, many friends AND acquaintances that surround you and by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ...Who gives the Peace that this world cannot give. May His Love shine through every moment today and ever.
Linda & Marc LaClair
Marjey Hulbert (mother)of Cadyville
Sally Hulbert
Carol Lemieux
Jack & Midge Hulbert
Bonnie & Ed Smith
Sharon & Joe Mironti

Posted by Linda LaClair - Apex, NC - friend   July 09, 2014

Jim was one of many regulars that I have had the pleasure of serving in my years of waitressing. I could always count on seeing him every Wednesday for lunch when I worked at Dino's. His kind smile, his genuine interest in what I had to say, his wisdom, and his laughter is what brought me to love what I do and where I am. It's people like him that build a solid community. I don't think Jim has met anyone that couldn't call him a friend. I hope that he knew how much of an impact he had on the lives he touched. I will honor and celebrate his life by following his example - aspiring to treat others with such genuine kindness.

Posted by Victoria - Peru, NY   July 09, 2014


We share your loss and sorrow we will miss him Greatly! loved having conversations with him and he was always a fun person to talk to and be around. REST IN PEACE JIM

Posted by David Van Stockum - Friend and customer   July 08, 2014

Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God
give you the comfort and peace in your loss.
Mike and Megan Joachim

Posted by Megan Joachim - Temple, TX - Friends   July 08, 2014

Elaine & Gary,Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my family and i are thinking of you.I know this is a tough time but it does get easier one day at a time.

Posted by Gayle S Deyo - chazy, NY - Family Friend   July 08, 2014

We were so saddened to read about Jim's passing in the paper today. He always had a smile and a friendly word.He provided us with great service for 25 years and became a friend. Our condolences to Karen and the family. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be missed by many.♥

Posted by Andrea&Terry Infante & girls - Plattsburgh, NY - friend and customer   July 08, 2014

A fine gentleman that will be missed by everyone that knew or came in contact with Jim. My condolences to the family and Karen

Posted by Don Terry - plattsburgh, NY - customer and friend   July 08, 2014

We were so saddened by the loss of your friend Jim. He could brighten your day with his friendliness and that smile. He always enjoyed my wife's baked goods on trash day. We will truly miss Jim. It just doesn't seem real.

Jim & Faye Morgan

Posted by Jim & Faye Morgan - West Chazy, NY - Friend   July 08, 2014

Our sincere condolences are with the family and loved ones of James Fountain during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Ross Funeral Home    July 08, 2014