Bobby James Trivette
Published 10:58 am Thursday, July 1, 2021
Bobby James Trivette, 80, Hampton, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born June 23, 1941 in Beech Mountain, N.C., to the late Arlie Ray and Daisy Maxine Davis Trivette.
Bobby was a construction worker. In earlier years he was employed at North American Rayon Corporation. He attended the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center where he helped deliver Meals on Wheels. He loved bowling, fishing, walking and billiards. He loved spending time with his five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bobby attended Friendship Baptist Church and True Gospel Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Horton Ray “Bib” Trivette, Bernard Trivette and Linzy Reed Trivette, and a sister, Eula Barger.
Survivors include his children, Sheila Ward, Greta (Barry) Lawson, Kenneth (Sheri) Trivette and Bobby Joe (Connie) Trivette; grandchildren, Emily Ward, Kendra McKinney, Courtney Trivette, Israel Lawson and Isaiah Vines; great-grandchildren, Jamison Pierson, Braedon Vines and Eleanor McKinney; sisters, Jessie Lee (George) Lambert and Genevieve Greenwell and Steve Pate; brothers, Ferrell Trivette, Dennis (Sharon) Trivette and William “Bill” Trivette; several nieces and nephews; the mother of his children, Pearl Trivette; his brother-in-law, Owen Barger; and his sister-in-law, Linda Trivette.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dean Presnell officiating. Music will be provided by Glenda and Lowell Trivette and Emily Ward. Interment will follow in the Trivette Cemetery, Beech Mountain, N.C. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Bobby to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Tri State Children’s Home, 1528 Vance Tank Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Trivette family.