We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Norris Funeral Home
Winfred Wayne Trimble age 78, born the youngest of seven on 01/23/44 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Willie and Elsie Trimble, died at William F Green State Veterans Home on May 14, 2022. He was a resident of Bay Minette, Alabama (Pine Grove Community). He retired with over 30 years of service in the Airforce and actively served his country in the Vietnam War. His military career enabled him to travel all over the world. After his military career he worked for the State of Alabama Hwy Dept. until his full retirement.
He is survived by his biological family: His sons, Gary Trimble and Ken Kramer. One granddaughter, Amanda Whalen (Kyle), One grandson, Brandon Reetz, all from the state of Washington. One brother, Jim Trimble from Texas, and many nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. One stepson, Tony Graham (Angela) of Bay Minette, Alabama, whom he raised as his own, who is also a retired veteran.
In 2003 Wayne began a new chapter in his life when he eloped with Roxie Walz Trimble, the love of his life. She preceded him in death in 2011. When he married Roxie, he took on a new role as “Daddy Wayne” and “Poppa Wayne”. He was well loved by his stepson Michael Walz and daughter in law Julie Walz, his granddaughter Shyann Everhart, grandson Joshua Walz (Beth), stepson Carlton Todd (Sandra), stepdaughter Janie Watson (Greg) and several other grandchildren and great grandchildren who he adored.
In the community, he was often referred to as “the Candy Man” as he always had a handful of candy ready to give to people he would meet. He was a giver. One of his joys in life was standing on a busy street corner in Saraland, Alabama at Christmas and dressing up as Santa Claus where he handed out stuffed animals and candy to all the cars that occupied children.
He loved his pets like children and enjoyed fishing and being outside. He loved gardening and watching things grow. He had more than “one green thumb” and could revive any plant to make it flourish. He loved God and was a faithful steward to his church (Stockton First Baptist). He chose joy even in his darkest hours, smiling and continuing to put others first. He was a special man; generous, unique, smart, funny and a man of many talents. He loved living life and lived a simple yet full and prosperous life, never taking it for granted.
At his request, a graveside memorial service at the State Veterans Cemetery will be held Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. and the dress/attire to be casual and comfortable.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 20, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Norris Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Stockton First Baptist Church, or to your favorite charity, as he was an avid supporter of many various charities.