August 10, 1950 ~ December 3, 2019

Born in: Bradley, AR
Resided in: Denver, CO

A Time to be Born: Lee Arthur Trammell, age 69, was born on August 10, 1950 in Bradley, Arkansas to Lenard Trammell & Caroline King Trammell. He was the 4th of 6 children born to his parents. Both his parents preceded him in death and brothers: Lenard Ray Trammell, Joseph Caldwell, Willie Lewis Brown: sister; Josie Lee Caldwell.

A Time to Grow: Lee attended and graduated from Bumpham High School where he was on the basketball team and was a star player. He was the Michael Jordan of Bradley, AR. He shot marbles, threw rocks off the railroad tracks, played basketball in the dirt and people would pull him on the cotton sacks in the cotton field because he was too lazy to pick it. He graduated in May 1968 and continued his education at Bishop College in Dallas, Texas where he continued playing his favorite sport, basketball.

A Time to Live: Lee met and married Geraldine Jones (BKA Gerri) on August 01, 1979 and to this union was born two daughters, Stephanie and Tanza. Lee’s favorite pastime was cooking, playing cards and dominoes, viewing all the Denver home team games — Broncos, Nuggets & Rockies. He was an avid and die-hard supporter whether they won or loss! He was also the chauffeur extraordinaire for everybody in his family, especially his daughters and niece during their growing up years. This skill transferred to his grandchildren which was a part of his daily routine and multiple family trips across the United States, especially Arkansas and New Mexico. Another one of his daily routines would be going to 7-11 for coffee and purchase a few of the Colorado Lottery scratch tickets trying to win that million. Wagering was another one of his passions. His precious time spent with his granddaughters was watching cartoons or taking them to McDonald to eat and watch them play. One of his pet peeves was being on time. He always wanted to be the first person at any event. He hated being late. He was Vice President of the Colorful Colorado Classic Car Club for several years with his 66 Impala Super Sport and 67 Riviera, all original. He was also the “Bernie Mack” of the family. He would quickly end an argument with a bet to shut you up. When we traveled to his hometown, Bradley, AR, we would always make a special stop in Stamps, AR just to eat some Buffalo Fish from the Get ‘N’ Go Fish Market. He loved to eat and especially fish. He would call Dwight Sr. every day to argue about the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos, comparing their records and who needs to play next on the iPhone dominoes game. His favorite hang out spot was Mr. A’s and every Saturday he would venture down there to play dominoes with Big Baby and many other friends. His family and friends called him “Big Lee” and his son called him “Dude.” One of his daughters call him “Dad or Big Guy” and the other “Dad or Big Dawg.” He had a special relationship
with each of his children. He was a super great husband, father, grandfather and supporter to many that loved him dearly. He will truly be missed because we’ve lost the “love of our life.”

A Time to Transition: Lee answered the call of the Almighty God during the early morning on December 03, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Geraldine (Gerri) Trammell, children: Stephanie Trammell (Denver, CO), Tanza Trammell, (Denver, CO), Candy Manning (Darren), (Denver, CO) Eric Parker (Adrian) (Magnolia, AR), Robert Johnson (Sheila) (Spokane, WA), Keidre Adams (Chad) (Mesquite, TX). Sisters: Dorothy Grigsby (Denver, CO), Rosie Mary Gill, (Plain Dealing, LA), Brothers: James Edward “Yank” Trammell (Yvonne), (Bradley, AR) Earley B. Trammell (Connie) (Summerfield, LA). Grandchildren; Jaylin, Gabrielle, Brooklyn, Brittyn, Can’Travious, Daryona, Azeriqa, Taevon, Sevon, Yoshika, Shunn Jr, Great Grandchilden; JaiQuan, JaCori & Harlem. He also leaves to cherish a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

Visitation: December 14, 2019 9:00 am - 10:00 am

King Baptist Church
3301 Ivy Street
Denver, CO 80207


Celebration of Life: December 14, 2019 10:00 am

King Baptist Church
3301 Ivy Street
Denver, CO 80207


Reception: December 14, 2019 2:00 pm

King Baptist Church
3301 Ivy Street
Denver, CO 80207


Interment: December 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
19600 East Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011


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  1. You will always have a place in my heart. Even though we didnt always agree, I was always daddy’s little girl. Rest in peace. I love you daddy 💜

  2. Uncle Lee Arthur, I miss talking to you on the phone. With you saying my head is big and we would just start laughing. This isn’t goodbye..this is see you later. I love you. Rest well! Your big headed niece💜💛🙏🏾🤞🏾

  3. …..41 Years of You Blessing Me with Unconditional Love, Support, Care, and Advice…..I Couldn’t Ask for anything More…..You were My BEST Friend and ALWAYs made sure I was More than Good….My Heart is Broken that Your Physical PreSence is No Longer Here, but I know You Are with Me in SpiRit EveryDay! You were My Angel On Earth and Now You’re My GuarDian Angel in HeaVen….You InStilled Strength In Me and Told Me ALWAYs Do My Best and Guess What- From here On ; I ReCogNize My Accomplishments on Your Behalf. You Had Me and I Had You…Dadddddddddd!!!!!!
    You May Rest as You DeSerVe- Thank You for being Such an AweSome Dad and Man In My Life…
    •Jaylin & Gabrielle had the BEST Papí everrrrrrrrrr!!!!•
    We Love You ForEver and We Know You Loved Us! ~Your BabyGirl;
    “Wolf” …..
    Stephanie Líana Trammell ❤️s

  4. Words can’t express the depth of this loss. When you came to town… it was an event. You will never be replaced nor forgotten. Forever in our hearts…love you!!!

  5. Lee Arthur I miss your phone calls On my way to your final celebration you would have called and said where y’all at. Be there in about 3 to 4 hours.

  6. Lee Arthur Imiss your phone calls. On the way to the final celebration. You would have called by now and said where y’all at. Conway Days willnever be the same.

  7. May Lee Arthur R.I.P.. Dear friend you were always a joy to be around and you’d always keep me laughing, I’m just glad I got to see you in july..So rest well in the Lord!
    Prayers to your family and God Bless🙏🙏❤❤

  8. You were always more than a cousin to our family. You always stayed in touch and told me that you would be my uncle too. You are already missed so much. Your physical presence is gone. But your spirit will live on in my heart ❤️

  9. Mary King Manning
    You will always be one of my favorite cousins talking about my big eyes a I would always say it’s on the King side and he would just laugh say guess u know what you talking about you will always be in my heart our plans of coming to Colorado in July is no more but rest In peace and I will see you again love ❤️ always

  10. With heartfelt sympathy, we are so sorry for your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Greg & Vesta Florence
    Wichita, Kansas

  11. I’m definitely going to miss you when I visit Arkansas and you’re there at the same time. Pulling up in my mom’s yard(Sue) yelling out the window asking her have she she fried any chicken LOL and also telling me how much I look like my grandmother. You are gone but never will be forgotten..Rest Easy&We love you.❤Kim,Sue&Family

  12. Lee going to miss you had a lot of fun with you when you came to California you and Jimmy ray new all the good places to eat and going to play basketball Rip bro.

  13. From Yvon Price Caldwell Gray, Uncle Lee Arthur we will miss you. I will always remember you coming to Mother’s house (Trudy Price) in Canfield, AR because you called ahead for a fish fry. Although I was your niece by marriage you embraced me like family. Love you. Gone but never forgotten

  14. Uncle Lee Arthur you will be missed. Even though I was your niece by marriage (Tim Caldwell) you embraced me as one of the family. I will miss you calling Mom (Trudy Price) before coming to town for a fish fry. Love you. Gone but never forgotten

  15. The city lost a good guy. Thank you for all the knowledge and memories. Gonna feel weird driving by and not seeing you sitting in the garage or at the gas station getting coffee in the morning. Prayers and condolences to the Trammell family….Rest up Big Guy (Mr Riviera)

  16. My Daddy…My Daddy!! Let’s talk about the blessings of having him for 37 years!! I’m so thankful that what WE had could never be taken away from me. My daddy taught me the game of “GETTING THAT MONEY NO MATTER WHAT” he showed me how to be loved, how to be a great father, how a husband should treat his Queen, how a man should lead his household. People have been asking me how am i holding up? The truth… I’m not… I was #DaddiesLittleGirl… #DaddiesLittleHustler #DaddiesGamblingBuddy! But on the flip side the MARATHON CONTINUES… I gotta go HARDER for him! I’m still finna get this MILLION & your Escalade Truck! He was the glue to our family! We had a system that I thought would never be broken but God had other plans! *tears* y’all I’m just thankful for the 37 years of love he gave me and my babies! MAN they gon miss they Papí!! Brittyn said “Papï didn’t make it” I’m never forget those words! Daddy keep watching over us & protect us and keep showing us what’s possible! I LOVE YOU DADDY!
    •Daddies Little Girl• my Big Dawg•
    ❤️ The Baby of the crew Tanza Jamilla Trammell

  17. Im sorry for the loss to the family, God bless you all with strength and comfort, I love you all and Unc. R.I.P, 🙏♥️

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss and may Gid bless you all with strength and comfort, I love you and I love you Unc, R.I.P🙏♥️

  19. Reading an obituary for Lee Arthur Trammell seems so unreal but here we are and I am reflecting on the idea of a time and season for everything. We had our season as husband and wife, as parents, as angry partners and then as ex’s. Without praying about the path God wanted us to take, we got married barely a month after we met and less than 10 years we were divorced and the season was officially over. My prayer and heart’s desire is that the seasons of your life since then has included a relationship with God. To those who loved you and remain, I pray peace and comfort for you.

  20. YOU WILL BE MISS!!! REST IN PARADISE MY ANGEL…NO MORE SUFFERING NO MORE PAIN… LOVE YOU ALWAYS MARIE & FAMILY MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY💕

  21. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Grigsbe family. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. We used to have really good times back in the late 80s and early 90s playing baseball and cooking in the park with the Whisentons and Crowleys. May God bring peace and healing to your hearts during this time.

  22. I missed you daddy Lee Arthur Trammell R.I.P daddy Lavette Brown and Yavone Horton we missed you daddy no matter what daddy we your twins daughter we remember what u told my mother before you left this world we knew u was sick daddy but we didn’t no u was going leave us 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 we love u daddy

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