John E. Trinkle

January 26, 1930March 16, 2014

Trinkle, John E., 84, of Brandon passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014 surrounded by his devoted family. He was born on January 26, 1930 in Sandborn, Indiana to the late Lawrence and Opal Howell Trinkle. John was a Sargent in the United States Army and a Veteran of the Korea War. John enjoyed carpentry, NASCAR, baseball and football. He was a member of the American Legion Post 362, a volunteer fireman, member of the Forgotten Men’s Club, a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars participating in the parade unit, and member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Bunny Trinkle; sons, Kevin Trinkle (Heather), Steven Trinkle (Lisa) and Gary Trinkle; daughter, Mary Sheffield; sisters, Rosalie Trice and June Trice; grandchildren, Brandon, Zachary, Cameron, Amanda, Alicia, Danielle and Jonathan; and great-grandson Deo. He now joins his son, Gary Trinkle; daughter, Barbara Mayes; brother, Bill Trinkle; and sister, Ruth Folsom. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 23 from 4-6 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 24, at 4 PM both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to Lifepath Hospice.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 24, 2014

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Carol Blanton Davis

March 24, 2014

Sorry for your loss, I am His Daughter Barbara Mayes sister and if she were alive today she would say he was a good man in the time she got to know him, her son past away about 5 yrs ago and his Father last yr.

March 23, 2014

My dear friend Bunny, Just know that John will always be in your heart and I will miss him very much. I know he is now with the rest of his family and maybe he will see Ed and can talk about the Army days again just like they used to. I am here for you whenever you need anything, don't ever forget it. Love you, Terrie

Jennifer Stevenson

March 22, 2014

To my family in Fl I will always remember my time with John he sure did love to tease me love you all!

Karen Bishop

March 20, 2014

Aunt Bunny and family I'm thinking of you all in this time of sorrow. Uncle John will always remain alive in the memories of those who loved, respected, and treasured him, the world has lost someone very special, my love and support are always with you.

Herbie Trice

March 20, 2014

Aunt Bunny and family, Everyone we've loved is a gift to be treasured, a loss to be mourned, and part of our hearts forever. Sorry for your loss. Every time I was in Tampa I would always come by to see Uncle John and Aunt Bunny. They always made me welcome in their home. He will be missed by many. May God bless you all.
Herbie Trice and Dee

Michael King

March 19, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers to you all. There will always be a special place in my heart for your family.... God Bless

Patty & KC Laramee

March 19, 2014

Aunt Bunny and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle John will surely be missed by all. We love you guys very much. Our love and support are here for you.

Jeff Perkins

March 18, 2014

John was a great neighbor when I was growing up. I went on my first Black Bear hunt with him, his sons and friends. He and Bunny raised great kids who were some of my best friends. He was a proud veteran and I thank him for his service. Rest easy in the arms of the Lord John.

Heather Trice-Morrell

March 18, 2014

Uncle John you will truly be missed by many..... I will always keep the memories of the things you taught me growing up.... love you...