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Lee Trumbo

June 9, 1931 — February 10, 2023

Lee Roy Trumbo, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023, in Abilene.

The family will host a visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Funeral services will be held at Oldham Lane Church of Christ, 5049 Oldham Lane, at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Interment will be 2:00 pm at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene with military honors for those who wish to attend.

Lee was born June 9, 1931 in Denver, Colorado to Wesley and Juanita Trumbo. He was raised on a ranch south of Fort Morgan, CO. As a teenager he was active in riding broncs, bulls, team roping, and was on the high school rifle team. Lee entered in the Army in 1952 and spent a year in Korea as a tank commander. He was honorably discharged on January 7, 1954.

Lee met the love of his life, LaVerne (Graves) while visiting her brother. They were married August 14, 1954, in Sterling, CO. They spent the majority of their married life in Colorado where they raised their five children. Lee worked various jobs throughout his life: construction, mechanic, school bus maintenance and transportation, and insurance. In 1999, they moved to Abilene to live closer to three of their children. Lee was a life-long member of the Church of Christ. At the time of his death, he was a member of Oldham Lane Church of Christ in Abilene.

Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, LaVerne; parents, Wesley and Juanita Trumbo; brother, Freddie Trumbo; sister, Betty Schriener, and grandson, Adam Trumbo.

He is survived by his children, LouWanna (Brent) Winland, Marvin (Rowena) Trumbo, Bobbie (David) Byrd, Joe (Paula) Trumbo, James (Mihaela) Trumbo, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Lee had a great love for his family and many friends. He never knew a stranger. Lee enjoyed talking and reminiscing about the “good ole days,” especially with his McDonald’s coffee group on Judge Ely and later men’s coffee at Oldham Lane. After Lee retired, he developed a hobby of wood working… specifically scroll sawing and turning pens. Many of his carnival projects won “Best of Show” at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Hendrick Hospice, Wisteria Skilled Nursing, Encompass Rehab, and Hendrick Rehab for their loving care of their father.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

The Hamil Family Funeral Home

6449 Buffalo Gap Rd, Abilene, TX 79606

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Oldham Lane Church Of Christ

5049 Oldham Ln, Abilene, TX 79602

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Committal Service

Thursday, February 16, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Texas State Veterans Cemetery At Abilene

7457 W Lake Rd, Abilene, TX 79601

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