Ed Trimble

November 25, 1931December 22, 2012

Mr. Edwin Ernest Trimble of Charlotte, NC died Saturday Dec. 22nd at his residence. He was born Nov. 25th, 1931 in Chattanooga Tenn. He grew up in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Signal Mtn. Tenn. He received a Business Degree from Berea College, Berea Kentucky where he helped start the school's first golf team. It was there that he met and married his love of 59 years Mary McDougal Trimble. After serving in the US Army stationed in Alaska, Ed and Mary moved to Chattanooga, TN, where he worked for Central Soya. In 1967 they settled in Charlotte, NC where he worked for Harris Crane until he retired. Ed was a great man, loving husband, and wonderful father and grandfather. He was a friend to all that met him. His quiet unassuming presence was a comfort to many and his counsel was sought out by all ages. His kind and generous spirit was evident by his endless hours sitting will ill friends. Ed was a great baseball player in college and in the Army, but his passion was golf. He was a member of Carmel Country Club where he won 4 Club Championships as well as 9 Senior Championships. His goal throughout the years was to always be able to shoot his age - he accomplished that goal. Ed was also proudly in attendance at his children's and grandchildren's events from cheerleading to music to sports and was an original Panther PSL owner. He is survived by his daughter Connie DeBerry and son-in-law Buddy DeBerry, daughter Kim Hall, grandchildren Breck Stack and Kasey Stack and brother Rick Trimble and Sister-in-law Lynda Trimble. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary; his mother Elizabeth Trimble; Father, Jack Trimble; 3 Brothers, Jack, Bill, Robert and 2 sisters Myra and Wanda. The family will received friends Thursday December 27th from 6pm - 8pm at McEwen Funeral Services, Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am., Friday, Dec. 28th at Sharon Memorial Cemetery, Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC. The family would like to thank all of his friends for enriching his life. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The First Tee of Charlotte, 2661 Barringer Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 and The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 28, 2012

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Ken Johnson

December 30, 2012

Thanks for all you did for me at H-C. Working with you for all those years
taught me allot about how not to take life too seriously. You were a true
friend and mentor. You have been a blessing to me and to all the lives you touched. Unlike myself, you were a golfer's golfer here on earth and it
looks like you will be doing the same up yonder.... judging from what I saw
you holding in your hand when I last visited you.....
Until we meet again,
Ken Johnson

Wayne Godwin

December 27, 2012

Ed and Mary Trimble were two of the nicest people I've known. Mary shared some of her recipes with my wife and me and we enjoyed them immensely! I also played a lot of golf with Ed and, win or lose, we had a great time together on the course. Although Ed appeared gruff at times (an act), he was a compassionate man. When a close friend at Carmel was in declining health, Ed never missed a chance to do some little task or favor for his friend. I will miss him!

December 26, 2012

I just learned of my friend's passing this afternoon. I met Ed through our work in 1975 and had many wonderful experiences with him for the next forty years.
Ed was a good businessman, a great athlete but even a more wonderful human being to all that he met. He made sure that his advice was sound and he delivered it compassionately to those of us who cherished his friendship. I am a better person because of Ed Trimble and I will miss him greatly.

Bill Saunders

David Watterworth

December 24, 2012

I play golf with Ed most every Tuesday and Thursday. I only knew of Ed's reputation as a golfer before we started playing together. Over the last several years I have found the person to be even more impressive than the golfer; and that's saying alot! I will miss Ed and the good natured ribbing we gave each other whether as partners or opponents. There is not a finer gentleman in the world and he will be missed. Carmel Country Club named the Senior Championship trophy after Ed: The Trimble Cup. The winners of the trophy will be holding the memory of one of our finest members. Our small weekday golf group will miss him, but we are better people from knowing him. RIP.