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James Trinkle

January 9, 1937March 21, 2020

James D. Trinkle, 83, passed away Saturday, March 21 at his home. James was born January 9, 1937 and was the son of Ray and Ruby Pace. He achieved a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University and worked at Cummins for 33 years. After he retired, he returned to Cummins as a consultant and continued to work for a number of years. James married Carol (Hall) Trinkle and they spent 63 years together before she preceded him in death September 3, 2019. He was a fan of NASCAR, IU Basketball, and enjoyed woodworking. James was also a long-time member of First Christian Church. Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Miller, his granddaughter, Shawna Miller, his brother, Dr. Pat Trinkle, and his sister-in-law, Vickie Trinkle. James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol Trinkle; his daughter, Connie Baggs; grandson, Derek Miller; and brother, Jamie Trinkle. A Private Graveside service will be held at Garland Brook Cemetery. Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Trinkle Family.


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Richard Metz

March 25, 2020

His music talent wasn't mentioned , but he was a great trumpet player. I first met Jim in 1954 or 1955 when he and I played first and second chair trumpet in the all south central conference band. That particular year it was held in Seymour IN which I believe is Jim's home town. Later in life I became aware of him being involved in Go Kart racing with my younger brother David Metz. After I came of retirement age , around 1999, My wife and I purchased property in Bradenton FL at Trailer Estates. I and Jim had common friends, the Kent Willis's who also lived in T.E. I am sure the Willis's were instrumental in Jim buying property in T.E. He moved from here a few years back and we had kind of lost track of them. Kay and I want to express our condolences to all the family. dick metz