John W. Traughber

Born on February 17, 1941

Departed on March 28, 2018 and resided in Mulberry, FL

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John Wayne Traughber, age 77, from Mulberry FL, passed away on March 28, 2018. Born on February 17, 1941, he grew up in the Nashville, TN area, until moving to Florida several years ago. He was a very kind, and gentle soul, and was the backbone of his family. He will be greatly missed as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and especially a great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Wayne Traughber, and daughter, Treva Lynn Clark. Survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Traughber; daughter, Tina (Mark) Smith; son, Anthony (Shirley) Traughber; brother, Buddy Traughber; sisters, Ann Ghea and Peggy Corbitt; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Wednesday from 4-8pm, and on Thursday April 5 from 10am until service time at 11 am. Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Hartsville, TN.

7 Comments to John W. Traughber

  1. Barbara Hays
    April 4, 2018 4:54 pm

    Aunt Shirley, Sending love to you and the family.

  2. Monica Catlett
    April 4, 2018 6:07 pm

    Aunt Shirley, so sorry for your loss. Uncle Johnny was a wonderful person, so glad he was a part of my life. I’m sure he is having a good time in heaven with my Dad, Timmy, Treva, and all the rest of the family. Please take care of yourself, Uncle Johnny would want you to. Love you!

  3. Susan Wooten
    April 5, 2018 11:10 am

    Please know that we are here for you. Sending our love and prayers.

  4. Linda Knobel-Kohagen
    April 5, 2018 3:13 pm

    Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember going to church with Johnny at the Salvation Army on Monroe Street in Nashville. I know his family lived across the street from our church and all the kids attended it….so many memories of each one. There were four guys who were good friends during that time: Wayne Neely, Donald Coleman,
    Joe Knobel (who is my brother) and Johnny. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God Bless You.

  5. Jessica Greene (Claire's Daughter)
    April 5, 2018 4:16 pm

    Though I only met Uncle Johnny once, I remember him as the happy-go-lucky great uncle who always knew the best time to make a joke. He will be missed. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to all.

  6. Brenda wooten
    April 5, 2018 5:07 pm

    Aunt Shirley so sorry know how much you are loved and how much I loved my Uncle Johnny even though I couldn’t be with you today my love was Brenda

  7. Rachel Claire Greene.
    April 8, 2018 10:05 pm

    Aunt Shirley, Tina, and Anthony
    Love and prayers to all of you and your families.
    Although I couldn’t be there, please know that you
    were in my thoughts and prayers and will continue
    to be. When I heard the news, my thoughts also went
    back to Monroe and vacations with grandparents, aunts,
    uncles, and cousins on the front porch. Also a
    barbeque at you house and homemade ice cream. I treasure those memories and will always remember
    Uncle Johnny that way. I hope your good memories will comfort you as much as mine do.
    Love and hugs to all,

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