Elton Eugene Trexler

31 July, 193910 June, 2021

Elton Eugene Trexler, 81, of Harmony, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Gordon Hospice House.

Born in Rowan County on July 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Arthur Joe Trexler and Nellie Beatrice Kesler Trexler.

Elton graduated from Granite Quarry High School; served in the United States Army from 1959-1962; then graduated from Catawba College in 1965. He worked as a computer programmer for Wachovia / Wells Fargo Bank for 35 years. He was an active member of Harmony United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Loflin; three step-children, Wanda Welborn, Tony Welborn and Michael Welborn and brother-in-laws, Ralph Walton and Bill Loflin.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Hilda Campbell Trexler; step-daughter, Vickie Schneider (David); four grandchildren, Jaclyn Martin, Jason Grimm (Jen), Amy Schneider and Dale Schneider (Ellen); seven great-grandchildren, Kaylee Gilmour (P.J.), Logan Collins, Natalie Miller, Hayley Grimm, Charles Elton Grimm, Max Grimm and William Grimm. He is further survived by two great-great grandchildren, Evelyn Gilmour and Audrey Gilmour; one sister, Colleen Walton; one brother, Kenneth Trexler (Janet), and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will speak to friends Monday, June 14, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Harmony United Methodist Church with the funeral beginning at 4:00 PM with Pastor Chris Lakey officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery.

The family requests everyone in attendance to please respect social distancing and wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church 136 W Memorial Highway, Harmony, NC 28634 or to Gordon Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Condolences may be left online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Trexler family.


  • Harmony United Methodist Church
  • Gordon Hospice House


  • Visitation

    Monday, 14 June , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 14 June , 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, 14 June , 2021


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Jaclyn Martin

11 June 2021

Papaw, you will always be the greatest man ever. You will live on through all of us that you inspired, raised, and loved. I miss you terribly and love you…. All the way back!

Kim Henderson

10 June 2021

Uncle Elton you were a special part of our family!! You will be so missed!! Our lives will be forever blessed because of you!!! Rest In Peace ❤️

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