OBITUARY

James D. Vantrease

April 23, 1936October 17, 2020

James D. Vantrease, age 84, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. James was born April 23, 1936 in Watertown, Tennessee to Walter F. and Dessie Mai (Womack) Vantrease.

Mr. Vantrease was a 1954 graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was a long-time employee of Gulf Oil Corp, and Yellow Freight System. He was a charter member of Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing and gardening. Mr. Vantrease was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, and his grandson, Brandon Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Yvonne Everett Vantrease, his son; Jeff (Carma) Vantrease of Knoxville, Tennessee; his daughter Jennifer (Reed) Williams of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. his grandchildren; Daniel (Kristen) Williams of Smyrna, Tennessee; Nick (Paige) Vantrease of Knoxville, Tennessee; Beka (Jake) Sarmento of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; and Lauren Vantrease of Knoxville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren; Baylor Vantrease of Knoxville, Tennessee; and Ariel and Jacob Sarmento of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Mr. Vantrease is also survived by siblings Ethylene Johnson, Linda V. Jones, Geraldine McAdoo, and Gerald Vantrease, and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to the caring staff at Carrick Gllen in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Avalon Hospice. A special thank you to Lawanda and Jessica for their care and compassion on his final day.

A graveside service for James will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN 37138.

The family requests that, in celebration of Mr. Vantrease's life, donations be made in his name to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund at 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee 37122

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HermitageFH.com for the Vantrease family.

  • FAMILY

  • Walter F. Vantrease, Father (deceased)
  • Dessie Mai (Womack) Vantrease, Mother (deceased)
  • Yvonne Everett Vantrease, Wife
  • Jeff Vantrease (Carma), Son
  • Jennifer Williams (Reed), Daughter
  • Brandon Williams, Grandson (deceased)
  • Daniel Williams (Kristen), Grandson
  • Nick Vantrease (Paige), Grandson
  • Beka Sarmento (Jake), Granddaughter
  • Lauren Vantrease, Granddaughter
  • Baylor Vantrease, Great Grandchild
  • Ariel Sarmento, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Sarmento, Great Grandchild
  • Ethylene Johnson, Sister
  • Linda V. Jones, Sister
  • Geraldine McAdoo, Sister
  • Gerald Vantrease, Sister
  • Extended Family, Numerous Nieces and Nephews

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Shirley Tramel

October 20, 2020

Yvonne, Jennifer and Jeff,
I was so sorry to hear about Jimmy, but rejoice that he is now with the Lord with a new body. I have such fond memories of him. He was always smiling and was such a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Love,
Shirley

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