2012-08-21 / Obituaries

Robert Earl Trumbo, 86

Robert Earl Trumbo Robert Earl Trumbo Robert Earl Trumbo, 86, Greencastle, passed away on August 13, 2012, at the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. He was born on April 29, 1926, at Dunkirk, Indiana, and was the son of the late Adrain L. and Susan [Swathwood] Trumbo.

He was married to Margaret [Roth] Trumbo on April 1, 1950 and she preceded him in death on November 5, 1982. On April 16, 1983, he married Beverly Joan [Sutherlin] Trumbo and she preceded him in death on September 6, 2010.

He is survived by his son, Donnie Lee Trumbo and wife, Debra, Greencastle, his step-daughters, Debra Martin, Portales, New Mexico, Patti Cummings and husband, Sam Frushour, Bloomington and Kelly Shaw, Franklin; his sister, Gwendolyn Lee Burress, Dunkirk; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was retired from Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative, Cloverdale. He was a member of VFW Post #6606, Clay City and was a veteran of the U. S. Army during WWII.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.

In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, June Cooper, and his brother, William Trumbo, who was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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