James Edward Trammell
James Edward Trammell of Mount Pleasant passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in DeRidder, La., at the age of 77.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the Monticello Cemetery in Monticello, Texas, under the direction of Curry Welborn Funeral Home.
James was born on July 17, 1940 in Athens, Texas, to James (Jim) and Mildred Trammell. James worked as a meter reader with Texas Power and Light in Palestine before moving to Mount Pleasant. After moving to Mount Pleasant, James married Debbie, and he worked at TXU Winfield mines North and South as a dozer operator until retiring in the 1990s. After retirement, James and his wife, Debbie, were owner/operators of Heartfelt Designs in downtown Mount Pleasant and Trammell Trucking.
James is survived by his mother, Mildred, of Ava, Mo.; a sister, Sammie Martin of Ava, Mo.; a sister, Sue Teetz of Fairfield, Texas; and one brother, Robert Trammell of Dallas, Texas. Other survivors include one daughter, Debbie and Paul Thomason of Palestine, Texas, and one son, Jimmy Trammell of Magnolia, Ark.; a son, Terry and Shelly Trammell of DeRidder, La., another son, David and Jerri Taylor of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Renne and Michael Charlton and Lance Taylor.
James was known as “Paw” to his nine grandchildren, Katie, Kassie, Randy, Kalynn, Kenli, Terrance, Remington, Ty and Brice, and seven great-grandchildren, whom he loved and cherished.
James was preceded in death by his father, Jim Trammell, and his wife, Debbie Trammell.