OBITUARY

Charles Joseph Trayser, Jr.

April 11, 1958June 18, 2019
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In the professional world, he was known as CJ. To many, many family members and friends, he was Buck. Devoted to his wife Melanie, together they shared 38 wonderful years of love and laughter, the creation of many good memories and weathering the storms of life together.

His dedication to extended family members was also very strong. Trayser’s, Owens’, Brown’s, and Rogers’ all benefitted from his desire to help in many different ways. Whether it was building a shed, cutting a tree, moving someone’s home in the back of his pick-up truck, researching whether something was truth or scam or just researching to find the answer to a question, he was always willing to go the extra mile.

He was strong in his Christian faith, never wavering in his trust in God. He was a model for the highest of moral standards of honesty and integrity. At church, he was an Elder and an eager volunteer, jumping in to meet needs without needing to be asked. He was co-leader of the job’s ministry, Career Crossroads, a passion he developed after experiencing job loss himself.

He loved his work. When he discovered computers in the 10th grade and realized he had a natural aptitude for them he never looked back. His natural ability with computers evolved over the years into other roles, which led him eventually into project management. This role allowed him to continue to exercise his ability to solve problems which gave him great satisfaction.

He earned his Bachelors’ degree in 1986 in Business Administration. In 2005, he earned a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management and Leadership. And in 2015, he earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Technology.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie; his mother, Lillie Owens Trayser; his brother, David Trayser (wife- Amanda; children- Mitchell, Kelly, Sarah, Rebecca); sister-in-law, Teresa Bennett (children- Eli [Erika], Jonathan), loving Aunts and a multitude of cousins.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday July 13 at 2 PM at Mount Paran Church. The family will receive friends between the hours of 12:30 until 2 PM Saturday at the church.

  • FAMILY

  • Lillie Ruth Owens Trayser, Mother
  • Melanie Denise Brown Trayser, Spouse
  • David Trayser, Brother
  • Amanda Trayser, Sister-in-law
  • Teresa Bennett, Sister-in-law

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Sharon Yoder

July 5, 2019

My 1st memory of Buck was when Melanie introduced us. His beard drew my attention immediately and I thought to myself "Yuk...he has one of those disgusting beards" . (I was very young then and I obviously had not completely matured yet. Lol) Then Buck spoke to me and I felt a genuine warmth and kindness in his voice that I instantly liked and trusted him completely. Beard and all. :)

Floanna Long

June 28, 2019

I remember how Buck Loved to fly kites with the younger and older children would we gathered at the beach. He will be missed!

John Manning

June 27, 2019

Buck was a great person. I will always remember how he took me under his wing when I got to Clarkston High. From that point on we were best friends and had countless good times together. He was always there to help me out with things when I asked him. He was like a brother to me. I remember going to his Uncle Owens Office complex where he did the landscaping there. He was determined to get rid of the kudzu around the place. He tried many things to get rid of it. Even thought about burning it. But thought better of that idea. It was a fun to help him out with this project. I will miss his smiling face.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Traveling in England

FROM THE FAMILY

Always willing to help Melanie's Dad

FROM THE FAMILY

On a dinner cruise in France

FROM THE FAMILY

On top of the ship, happy with a cup of coffee

FROM THE FAMILY

Traveling

FROM THE FAMILY

Helping the Becca and Sarah learn to ride without training wheels

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Traveling in England

FROM THE FAMILY

Always willing to help Melanie's Dad

FROM THE FAMILY

On a dinner cruise in France

FROM THE FAMILY

On top of the ship, happy with a cup of coffee

FROM THE FAMILY

Traveling

FROM THE FAMILY

Helping the Becca and Sarah learn to ride without training wheels

FROM THE FAMILY

In Hawaii

FROM THE FAMILY

At the family reunion with Dale and Irm

FROM THE FAMILY

At church with Anita