Joseph W. ‘Joe’ Trammel, 96, Navy veteran who served during World War II

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Joseph W. 'Joe' Trammel
Joseph W. ‘Joe’ Trammel

Joseph W. “Joe” Trammel, 96, of Virginia Beach, joined his beloved wife in heaven Thursday, June 27, 2019. He also joins two brothers, a sister, and other family members who passed before him.

Joe was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Joe and Teresa Trammel and joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 as a pilot in World War II. He moved to Norfolk, where he met the love of his life, Jane, who he would marry six months later. Joe’s aviation career had his family travel the world before settling in Virginia Beach. Upon their return, Joe was one of the first to fly helicopters for the U.S. Navy escorting admirals. He retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander and then joined civil service learning computer programming.

In his later years, Joe enjoyed woodworking, traveling and being a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church. Above all, he loved spending time with his family by the pool and getting to know his two great-grandchildren. His family will remember him as a kind-hearted, loving father who was always gentle. We will truly miss his smile along with his flight and travel stories.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Joe Trammel Jr., and his wife, Gloria, Steve Trammel, and his wife, Pam; daughter, Deborah Blackstock; grandchildren, Chrissy Peele, and her husband, Bryan, Lisa Meier and Sam Trammel; and great-granddaughters, Payton and Reagan.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their support over the last few months, especially Kay Freeman for spending countless nights with Joe and Kinder Hospice for all their support.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, July 5, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will follow, and the family will have a reception at the Church Parrish Hall.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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