Dennis Calvin Tramel, 87, of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center.
He was a Baptist, Mason, and a US Army Veteran in the Korean Conflict. Tramel was also a Freewill Baptist Minister and he was retired from Southeastern Brake & Clutch Company.
The funeral was held Thursday at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
Paul Tramel officiated with burial following in Whorton Springs Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Julie Ann Arnold Tramel; his wife, Oma Taylor Tramel; seven sisters, Nancy Nokes, Beatrice Bryant, Velma Reece, Lena Vann, Ethel Ashford, Elrissa Whitlock Webb, and Myrtle Smith. Four brothers, James, Hack, Ernest and Walter Tramel.
He is survived by three sons, Calvin Ray and Darlene Tramel, Ricky Tramel, and Roy and Marla Tramel all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Kathy and Henry Colwell of Rock Island, C.J. & Tabby Tramel, Medeana and Arlin Byford, Joshua Tramel, and Myra and Blake Reffue all of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren, Heather and Patrick Colwell of Rock Island, James, Isaiah and Silas Tramel, Jada and Riley Palmer, and Lilly Reffue all of Smithville. Sister, Ruby Deal of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers; C.J. and Joshua Tramel, Henry and Patrick Colwell, Arlin Byford and Blake Reffue.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.
January 18, 2017