Name: Richard Willie TRANTHAM
Birth: 27 APR 1918 in Oregon Co, MO
Death: 11 NOV 2000 in West Plains, MO
Burial: 14 NOV 2000 Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, MO
Change Date: 3 DEC 2012
Richard served 2 years in Italy in WWII. After he was discharged in 1947, he went into the sawmill business.
obit in West Plains Daily Quill:
"Richard Trantham services Tuesday --
Funeral services for Richard W. Trantham, 82, Rover, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral HOme of West Plains, with the Revs. Lonnie Pyatt and Nolen Earls officiating.
Mr. Trantham died 12:43 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. He was born April 27, 1918, at Rover, the son of Elijah Sanford "Eli" and Pearl Giles Trantham.
On May 11, 1945, he was married at Salem, Ark to Irene Redburn.
Mr. Thantham was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army 88th Infantry and Occupation Forces as a M.P. in the European Theatre of War.
He owned and operated a sawmill and farmed for more than 50 years. He was one of the founding members of the Rover Volumteer Fire Department.
Mr. Trantham was of the Assembly of God faith and attended Pine Hill Assembly of God Church in Thomasville.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Trantham, of the family home; one son, Glen E. Trantham and wife, Vivian, Rover; three grandchildren, Jeff Trantham and wife, Teresa, Melissa Roush and husband, Scott F., and Misty Trantham; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Trantham, Christopher Trantham and Sage Roush; two brothers, Elijah Sanford Trantham and wife, Bernadine, and Ron Trantham, all of West Plains; four sisters, Eva Montgomery and husband, Herbert, Elila Redburn, Veva Montgomery and husband, Hubert, and Thelma Lasater and husband, Byron, all of West Plains; two brothers-in-law, Arlisa Huffman, West Plains, and Elbert Luna, Ava; two sisters-in-law, Allena Vonallmen and husband, Clyde, and Erma Montgomery and husband, Clyde, all of West Plains; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Emma Jane Trantham; one great-granddaughter, Shelby Dawn Roush; one infant brother; one infant sister; two sisters, Marie Huffman and Beulah Luna; and two stepbrothers, Woodrow Ledbetter and Leo Ledbetter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rover Volunteer Fire Deparrtment and left at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state 11 a.m. today until service time at the funeral home. Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Jolliff Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Posts 23 and 374, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1828, AmVets Posts 98 and 127, and Disabled American Veterans Post 43."
Find A Grave Memorial# 15533041
Father: Elijah Sanford "Eli" TRANTHAM b: 3 JAN 1887 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
Mother: Pearl M. GILES b: 2 JUN 1892 in Oregon Co Mo
Irene REDBURN b: 1925
11 MAY 1945
in Salem, Ark.
- Living TRANTHAM