Gary Trivett

Gary Trivett


Gary-Trivett-10-1-17Gary Trivett

October 1, 2017

Date of Service: October 4, 2017

Interment Location: Crown Section


Gary Norman Trivett, “Lum-Gum” , husband, father and ABSOLUTE BEST “PAW”  to his grandbabies, entered into perfect peace on Sunday, October 1, 2017 as he succumbed to his battle with  Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as a result of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam.

Those left to treasure his memory are his wife and ever-present Caregiver of 49 years, Freada, his daughters, Tracie Percell and husband, Troy, Jonesborough and Brittney Campbell and husband, Alex, Hampton.  Four Grandchildren, Taylor and Tristan Michael Percell and Braylon and Brogen Campbell, and 1 Great Granddaughter, Teagan Percell. One  brother, Johnnie Trivett and wife Lois, Kingston, two sisters: Gaynell Ilar, Kingston, and Peggy Marlene Tolley and husband Keith, Elizabethton, In addition several nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Carl and Agnes Delphia Sutherland Trivett, and a sister, Nadine Campbell.

Gary was a Graduate of Hampton High School, Sergeant in U.S. ARMY, Reserve Deputy at Carter County Sherriff’s  Department and retired from the Carter County School system as a Teacher from HHS in 2008.

Gary was an avid  fisherman, loved fast cars, including his NOVA, and had a caring and compassionate heart, but most of all LOVED and enjoyed being “Paw” to Taylor, Michael, Braylon, Brogen and Teagan.

He spent time camping at Roan Mountain State Park with his “Camping Buddies”. He was a Member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church

Special Friends and thanks to Herm Tolley, Johnny Ramsey, Jerry Bowers, Bobby Stout, and  Monroe Stevens. A note of thanks to his dedicated caregiving  team: Dr. Bocclarosa, The Adult Day Center, In Home Services, VA Medical Center and the VA CLC.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. with a celebration of life service beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Mark Fowler and Bro. Bobby Stout will be officiating.  Music will be by Pastor Craig Ponder and Bobby McGee.

Pallbearers will be Troy Percell, Alex Campbell, Michael Percell, Braylon Campbell, Brogen Campbell and Brandon Oliver.

Interment will be at Happy Valley Memorial Park on Wednesday, October 4, 2017  at 11 a.m.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Trivett family.

Happy Valley Memorial Park