Dan Gordon Trawick IV

January 12, 1960May 16, 2020

Dan "Brother" G. Trawick IV, age 60, passed away at his home in Birmingham, Alabama on May 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan G. Trawick III and his mother, Edwynna Simpson Trawick. Dan is survived by his two sons, Dan G. Trawick V "Danny" (Mary Caitlin) and Tony Trawick; grandson, Dan "Ladd" Trawick VI; sister, Ginny Farley (Joe); sister, Vista Nelson (Eric); and his nieces and nephews, Mac Farley, Virginia Farley, Alexander Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Erica Nelson, Nicholas Nelson and his 8-year old chocolate lab, Ruby. Dan graduated in 1978 from Mountain Brook High School and went on to attend Troy University prior to joining the family's construction businesses: Trawick Contractors, Inc. and Pearce-Trawick HVAC Service. Dan had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and football (Roll Tide). His most favorite pastime, just like his father, was hosting barbecues for family and friends. Dan was witty, caring, loyal and generous. He was very family oriented and would do anything for his children. Dan can now finally rest and be at peace. He will truly be missed by his family and friends in the Birmingham community. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00am at Elmwood Cemetery located at 600 Martin Luther King Dr. Birmingham, Alabama 35211. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.


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Dan Gordon Trawick IV

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Kathy Holland Cook

May 30, 2020

Dear Ginny and Vista,
I just heard about Dan,"Brother". I can still hear your dad calling for him! I have so many memories growing up with y'all. I feel your loss very much as you would expect!
I loved reconnecting with Dan at Crestline and so enjoyed teaching his little Danny. Please let me know if you need anything. Much love!!

Bruce Becker

May 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to Ginny, Vista, Danny , Tony and the Trawick Family...such great memories with Dan during our numerous Mini adventures around the time of JR High and High School and also some occasional discipline such as digging holes in the mid July heat for the construction co.....Everyone mentions how Dan was always a nice true...I always saw him as cool, calm, and collected...a great trait to have....missing him now...Rest in Peace, Brother...

Laura Wilsonl

May 25, 2020

I will remember Dan for his kindness, sense of humor, Alabama football, superb cooking skills and artistic eye.

When I think of Dan though what really stands out is his love for his family and being the proud father of Tony and Danny.

My condolences to his family and all who knew and will miss him. RIP Dan.

Betsy Ashe

May 23, 2020

Dan was my friend and a good man. We shared live music, Alabama football, and sushi. He loved his sons and bragged on them all the time. We all have challenges in life, but his courage in fighting was an inspiration. Prayers to all who loved him. RIP my friend.

Cyd Quick

May 22, 2020

I’ve known Brother for about 15 years. He was always kind, always a gentleman and always hilarious with his dry wit. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his boys and family.

Tony Trawick

May 21, 2020

Thank you all for all the kind words about my father. He was everything to me and anyone around him that knew him. He was a great man and an amazing dad to us. I have so many memories of my dad but there is one memory I remember like it was yesterday. Dad loved to coach us in baseball and to be apart of our lives in every way possible. It was game day and it was time to go to the ballpark so we hoped in his expedition to head to the game. Dad was so funny, we had all the windows down and the sunroof open listening to Sledgehammer, by Peter Gabriel as loud as the music would go!! I have loved this song since then and it makes me think of my dad every time. I love you dad and miss you so much. RIP, I will be seeing you.

Vista Nelson

May 21, 2020

I loved my little brother. Dan was always kind, gentle and funny. He was shy and he had gifts others were not aware of. He had an artistic side. I loved his photography and his cooking. He also was an accomplished carpenter. He had a loving heart. Family was very important to him and he loved his dogs and thought of them as part of the family. He was a loving father to his two sons, Danny and Tony. I will miss him.

Danny Trawick

May 20, 2020

He will be deeply be missed by all who knew him, especially the ones whom he loved. All the kind words and memories are so much appreciated. We love you Dad and will miss the hell out of ya. We know you are finally at peace. God Bless and Roll Tide.

Marla Dean

May 20, 2020

Dan was multi-faceted: He could be an excellent weekend warrior athlete, a fixer-upper project mastermind, the king of sauces, full of adventure and a great travel partner and generally an all around good person. He cooked the best steak I ever tasted and his grilled chicken with butter sauce was delightful as well. He loved his God, church, family, pets, music and friends.

Ginny Farley

May 20, 2020

Thank everyone for your posts! They are very so very comforting to read. He was my big brother and I always admired him for his kindness, athletic ability, and he had great intellect which did not reflect in his grades. I learned this from working with him every day for 30 years. His memory was incredible. I relied on it countless times! I will miss him dearly. Thank you all for your kind words and for sharing your memories.


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