Bertis Ray Trammel, age 68 of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:37 PM, Friday, February 5, 2021, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, surrounded by his wife and two children.
Bert was born on June 25, 1952 to the late Bert and Mary Louise (Kerszis) Trammel. On January 29, 1972 Bert married Barbara Whitlock, and she survives in Harrisburg. Bert proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Thailand. He was of the Carrier Mills American Legion Post 364. He was a coal miner of eighteen years at Old Ben 25 and he retired from the Illinois Youth Center (IYC) as a YS2 Correctional Officer. Bert was an active member of Harrisburg First Baptist Church where he served at “His Table”, delivered meals on Thursday nights, worked with Men On Mission and worked in the FBC Community Garden. He also loved attending church and Sunday School. Bert never sat still, he enjoyed yardwork, his Koi pond, cooking and smoking meats. He even built a race car. Bert loved to tinker and old westerns. Most of all, he loved his grandkids.
Bert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Trammel of Harrisburg; two children, son, Mike Trammel of Harrisburg; daughter, Angie Henson and husband, Billy of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Shelby, Benjamin, Gunnar, Peyton, Abby, Hannah and Abel; two great grandsons, Zander and Declan; sister, Carole Mitchell of Savoy; sister, Marsha Nolen of Harrisburg; three dachshunds, Nash, Charlie and Brody; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by stepfather, Dan Davis, brother, Fred Trammel; sister, Gloria Dennis; grandparents; brothers-in-law, Larry Nolen, John Mitchell and Charles Whitlock; mother and father-in-law, Gene and Maynelle Whitlock
Funeral services for Bert will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Thompson will officiate and private burial will follow. Visitation will be held from 12 PM to 2 PM at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to “His Table”. Condolences may be left for the family at his obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com
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