- January 23, 1956 - January 10, 2013
- Oak Ridge, Tennessee
of Kerry's Passing
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“Kerry was a joy to be around. I sold for Hill-Rom some time ago and he and Rick were my favorite customers- we would have so much fun together. He...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Laurie Salmons - Knoxville , TN
“Leslie, I was very sorry to hear about Kerry. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family. I came to the visitation on Sunday night...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Robert Weir - Oak Ridge, TN
We are so very sorry to just hear of Kerry's passing. We always enjoyed seeing you guys twice a year at Jack's. I'll always remember Kerry...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Mitch and Michelle Daniels - TN
I'm so sorry Prayers for you and your children.
4 of 41 | Posted by: Will Brown - Raleigh, NC - Friend
“Leslie and family, Jeff and I are so sorry for the loss of Kerry. There really are no words. I hate that we couldn't make the memorial last night. We...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Sarah Pirkle - Walland, TN
“Leslie, You are in our thoughts ans Prayers.
We are so sad for your loss, God bless your heart. Ron & Marie
6 of 41 | Posted by: Ron & Marie Nichols - Dallas, TX
“My sincere sympathy to Kerry's family. He was a special man. I have so many fond memories of Kerry, like the time we had his car stolen and alerted...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Judy Winters
“I was stunned to hear of Kerrys pasting. I had just spoken with him on Tuesday. He was such a kind and caring person. I knew him thur my place of...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Lynn Christman - Friend
“So sorry to hear of this loss for his personal family as well as his NHC family. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. I have worked...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Tina Welch - KNOXVILLE, TN
“I am so very sorry for your loss. Kerry did everything with a smile and was a joy to be around. Kerry was a tireless volunteer who touched so many...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Kim Denton - Oak Ridge, TN
“Kerry was a kind and compassionate person. He was a dear friend to our family and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Melisa Anderson - Oak Ridge, TN
“Kerry was always working to help others less fortunate, my sympathy goes out to his loving family. He will be greatly missed.
Leslie and Bruce...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Leslie England - Friend
“Sorry for your lose.
13 of 41 | Posted by: Betty Lay - Powell, TN - Friend
“I have a lot of good memories of Kerry playing music.
14 of 41 | Posted by: Betty Lay - Friend
“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
15 of 41 | Posted by: kenneth &sandra hardin - NC
“I first met Kerry when my dad, Homer Wallace was a reident of NHC OR. For a while I did not know who he was, but then learned that he was the son...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Dorothy Wallace Howell - Clinton, TN
“KERRY WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND BOSS I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU THE STRENGHT YOU NEED TO GO ON JUST HOLD ON TO HIS HAND AND NEVER LET GO.
17 of 41 | Posted by: GLORIA WHITAKER - COWORKER
“Mrs. Trammell and family-My deepest sympathys go out to you in your time of sorrow. I worked for Mr. Trammell for nearly 9 years at NHC, He was a...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Melissa Lawson - Harriman, TN
“My sincerest condolences to you, Dani, and your family and of course Kerry's family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you....
19 of 41 | Posted by: Kathryn Whitney - Atlanta, GA
“Like so many people in Oak Ridge, I was shocked and sad to hear the news of Kerry's passing. I am sorry that I never got to know him well, but I...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Ellen Smith - Oak Ridge, TN
“We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
21 of 41 | Posted by: Ron & Melanie Cox - Knoxville, TN
“Kerry will be greatly missed and long-remembered. Our deepest sympathy to his family. We'll keep you in our prayers.
22 of 41 | Posted by: Brenda & Sean Curtis - Knoxville, TN
“Leslie, my prayers are with you and your family. Kerry was an amazing man and boss. He was always willing to listen and give good advice when we...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Betty Martini
“Kerry was a wonderful person and friend. I have so many great memories of when we were together in the bluegrass band Summer Wind. Leslie, I am so...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Donna Lay - Knoxville, TN
“Leslie our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
25 of 41 | Posted by: Ted & Frances Neff - TN - Friend
“To Leslie and family. Few times in one's life does he meet someone who becomes a close and lifetime friend, but Kerry was one of those persons. We...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: larry mccollum - lewisburg, TN
“Leslie, I know you are heartbroken at the loss of your husband, friend, and soulmate. I am praying that God will give you strength and peace in your...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Teresa B. Wilson - friend
“Leslie, you are in all my thoughts and prayers.
28 of 41 | Posted by: JOE RAINWATER - MARYVILLE, TN
“A tremendous man and an even better friend. We miss you!
29 of 41 | Posted by: Denise Heidel
“May God keep you safe in this storm.
30 of 41 | Posted by: Helen Basler - Oak Ridge , TN
“Kerry had a smile contagious to adults and children alike hoping to share the playful energy and spirit behind it. He led with an easy demeanor that...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Edwards - friend
“Our condolences go out to Leslie and her family. Kerry was a good friend who will be missed by us.
32 of 41 | Posted by: Bob and Wrenda Andres - Knoxville, TN
“Byron, I'm Margie Brock, Dina Long's sister. She let us know about Kerry's death, and we wanted to let you know We are praying for you and your...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Jerome & Margie Brock - Dallas, TX
“Kerry was a Dedicated Member of Anderson Co. Rescue Squad, he was a Friend and Brother to Everyone he Met .. He will be Greatly Missed by...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Anderson co Rescue Squad
“Kerry's dedication and quiet enthusiasm contributed so much to Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club. I met him in 1990 when we were classmates in...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Emily Jernigan - Oak Ridge, TN
“I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Kerry for 34 years and he was a wonderful man. He will be missed by so many people.
36 of 41 | Posted by: Wanda Potts - friend & co-worker
“Kerry was a wonderful man and will be missed. My sincerest sympathy to the family.
37 of 41 | Posted by: Faye Orick - LaFollette, TN
“I will always remember Kerry's wonderful smile. I didn't know him nearly as well as my husband and my son but I will always remember and appreciate...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Fanny Smith - Oak Ridge, TN
“Kerry always brightened my day. His positive attitude toward life was contagious and talking with him always made things seem more encouraging. His...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Ray Smith - Friend
“Devastating for the whole community. Kerry touched so many organizations & individuals in so many ways. He will be sorely missed.
40 of 41 | Posted by: Michele Brandenburg - Oak Ridge, TN
“I can only imagine what you are going through at this time. I do know that Kerry's passing has had a tremendous effect on a lot of people. Kerry was...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Lori Brown - employee and friend
Kerry Trammell, 56, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away suddenly at his home last week.
Kerry lived life generously, giving himself to many organizations and individuals. He was a long time contributor to the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and countless other volunteer-community based groups. Kerry had recently become active in the emergency medical service achieving Wilderness First Responder licensing and going on to become an Emergency Medical Technician, utilizing those skills with a local Rescue Squad.
An avid and lifelong athlete, Kerry wrestled in high school, practiced karate early and started running in the mid-1980s. He was locally and nationally known in the Ultra-running community and was passionate about the sport and contributing as a participant, race director and goodwill ambassador. Kerry literally ran thousands of miles in races from the East to West Coast with family members and friends.
The receiving of friends will be held Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, TN. The funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM on January 14, 2013 at Memorial United Methodist on Main Street in Clinton, TN. Mr. Trammell was cremated so there will be no graveside services.
Kerry was born in Fort Meade, MD on January 23, 1956. He graduated from High School, in Emmaus, PA and continued on to receive both a Bachelor's of Arts and a Master's of Public Health from the University of Tennessee. Kerry worked as an administrator for NHC Oak Ridge and was with the company for more than 30 years.
Kerry is survived by his wife, running and soul mate, Leslie; his children Hayley and Robert; his sister Danette Waites, her husband Mat and their children Wil, Elizabeth and Landon Parrish, and Benjamin Waites, his father Byron Trammell and Stepmother Rita; and the rest of his family and extensive friends. Kerry is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Stone Trammell.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Andersonville County Rescue Squad 145 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com