Mark J. Trammell
Passed away on December 21, 2018
Mark Jeffery Trammell, aka Stud Muffin and Flash, grilled octopus connoisseur, lover of kitschy knick knacks, fisherman, builder of dragons, mechanic extraordinaire, Trekkie, Disney fan, AC/DC fanatic, Tram-Ale brewer, wannabe wine vintner, guitarist, lover of all musical instruments, horder of tools and building materials, gardening novice, Encyclopedia Britannica, home improvement guru, story teller, lover, companion, adored father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, best friend, boss, co-worker and bad joke comedian, died on Friday, December 21st, 2018.
Mark worked many jobs in his life from gas station mechanic, Zales watch repairman, aggregate scale and rail man and Office Manager/HR. But he spent his last 20 years as the Controller for Certex USA. He truly loved his company and the people with which he worked both co-workers and employees. He also admired and respected the owners all of which he was proud to call friend.
Mark loved sports especially, football and baseball. He was a huge fan of the Texans and the Astros. His love of sports was heavily influenced by his father, Coach M.J. Trammell. Many Sundays were spent with a plate full of home smoked brisket (made by his father), potato salad and pinto beans sitting in front of the television watching football. Those were good times.
The women in his life were numerous. His mother, Elaine and two sisters, Diana and Cindy. He never quite enjoyed shopping as much as his mother, but he would tag along so long as window shopping wasn’t involved. He loved Diana’s cooking, especially the baking and Cindy was his partner in crime, ditching mass on Sunday for ice cream in Boerne. He very much loved his family.
In October of 1977, he met his future wife in the cafeteria of John Marshall High School in San Antonio when he came to her table to ask her friend to the homecoming dance. She was a sophomore and he was a senior. They spent many months as friends until they officially began dating in April of 1978. After four years of dating, he married his main squeeze Sheri Jordan, 36 years ago, with whom they had three boys, Matthew, Michael and Joey. He taught his sons how to fish, change a tire, drive a stick shift, swing a bat, appreciate classic rock, create with your hands and tell a bad joke. His actions taught them honesty, patience, integrity and that your actions always have consequences.
Loved ones that cleared the path for Mark are his father M.J. Trammell, mother Elaine Trammell, his guardian son Draven Wirick-Trammell, his brother-in-law Dennis Bush and his life-long best friend Kirk Dockery. Loved ones that will miss Mark until they meet again are his wife, Sheri Trammell, his sons Matthew, Michael and Joseph Trammell, his sister Diana Bush and sister Cynthia Barrett and husband David Barrett, his in-laws, Lavitta Koch, Dan and Jean Jordan, Larry and Gilda Jordan, Troy and Wronda Jordan and Jimmy and Michelle Polich along with nieces and nephews, Philip and Katie Bush, Alayna and Brian Fox, Abigail Barrett, Morgan Jordan, Mason Jordan, Rachel and Vic Calhoun, Abigail Jordan, Bennet and Daniel Jordan, Shelby Polich, Caleb Polich, Joshua Polich, Jonathan Polich, Sarai Polich, Gabriel Polich and Tzafrir Polich.
A celebration of life will be held, Saturday, December 29th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Kingwood Funeral Home, Kingwood, Texas.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, December 29, 2018
Mark J. Trammell
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December 28, 2018
Mark was my neighbor growing up . I knew Mark almost all my life. The first time I met Mark I really thought he did not belong to this family. I asked Cynthia a number of times is that boy really your brother? She in her embarrassed way said hes just acting different. It took sometime for me to get to know him and realize Mark was a big jokester and chose to oddly display a different first time impression. He was a chunky little boy with a funny sense of humor . He showed such a big interest in football. Him and his dad would work out very hard in the evenings after school. Mark was determined to play football don’t know if it was to make his dad proud or if he realized it was a great way to get the chicks. Knowing Mark it was to be that chick magnet. Mark was proud he got the cheerleader with her flashy red hair a lot of sweat and tears for them to become one. He earned it he was proud, they are a beautiful family. Mark you will be missed I will always remember your funny ways. Love always your childhood neighbor and friend . Denise
December 28, 2018
Mark is my maternal first cousin and even amongst 17 of us cousins total, he always managed to stand out! We were all close as children and very blessed to grow up in the families we did. Mark was a fun, sweet and considerate child and grew into a great man. We loved being around him and enjoying his generosity and his wonderful sense of humor - even if it may be directed at you. He was funny, kind and generous with a deep love and respect for all and not afraid to show it. When he brought Sheri into the family she was a perfect fit and match for him and we all love her as well. They have raised four wonderful young men who reflect their values effortlessly. One of which Mark is joining in Heaven and is another example of the limitless love of this good family. It is a privilege knowing, loving and being related to this genuinely decent man and he will he so missed but always rembered with a smile in my heart and on my face💕. God’s comfort and Blessings to all that love him especially his immediate family and for Mark’s soul. We will see you again. 🙏
December 28, 2018
Growing up as Mark’s cousin...the youngest of many... looking up to him came easy....I always looked forward to seeing Mark on our trips to San Antonio. His room was always filled with the coolest stuff. LOL
One of my favorite recollections of Mark was that he always made every situation a fun one...always cracking jokes to make everyone laugh. And every time our families were together Mark easily stole the show. Except on his and Sherry’s wedding day...when I apparently passed out while standing as a groomsman. Mark never let that go and always reminded me that I made their wedding memorable.
Mark was an awesome cousin, an amazing man, husband, and father...always filled with love and laughter. He will be greatly missed.
December 27, 2018
So many memories, so little space. From the years of playing football together at John Marshall HS, the years of hanging out with Mark and Rodney Young, through the auto mechanics class we took together with Bobby Blucher and David Rice... Mark was always funny and engaging. I was proud to call him friend and my heart aches knowing he is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheri and the boys. Mark was a true Renaissance Man and his stamp on this world will be carried on by all who knew him. Love and Prayers to you all.
JoAnn & Ted Dockery
December 27, 2018
Mark was so special to our family. He and our son Kirk met on the school bus when the family moved to our neighborhood in northwest San Antonio. We then found out that we had gone to high school with M.J. They remained best of friends until Kirk died fourteen months ago. As adults, they would talk out how they would shoot at each other with BB guns. We really didn't want to hear about that. They are probably in heaven right now plotting some sort of shenanigans. We will miss Mark terribly as we know his family and all who knew him will. Rest in Peace Mark!
December 27, 2018
We live next door to Mark and my entire family will miss Mark dearly! He was a very good man with a huge caring heart. My kids loved “Mr Mark” and he was so kind to them.
Every now and again Mark would come around the back of the house and sit, talk and sometimes even have a beer. I remember one evening he must have heard us back there and he brought his guitar and played some with my visiting cousins. Mark was a very special sole and he will have a place in the Burkhardt’s hearts for the rest of our lives.
Cheers to you “Mr. Mark!” There is certainly a place in heaven for you now.
December 26, 2018
Sheri, Matthew, Michael, Joseph & Family,
I'm very sorry for your loss and truly saddened by the news.
I knew, Mark, from working with him on numerous projects for Certex USA.
Mark, made my job easy, ok-most of the time. Mark had a great sense of humor and would appreciate that comment.
He didn't believe in beating around the bush, he let his expectations be known, which I appreciated and respected.
I never had to worry about running or facilitating a project call, Mark, would join the call and away he'd go.......
It was a pleasure to work with, Mark, and a great honor to know him. Mark, wasn't only a customer but a friend.
Working on Certex projects won't be the same without him; Mark, will be dearly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the coming days.