Richard Trum Jr.
November 26, 1947 – May 9, 2019
On Thursday, May 9, Richard Wilfred Trum Jr., husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away at the age of 71. Rick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Mattie Recker Trum and his daughter Frances Trum Pearson and son’s Tyler, Richard, and Randy. Rick is survived by his five grandchildren Edward, Trinity, Hunter, Wil, and Bryce, and his half-sister’s Karen Cunningham and Nicki Caprone. Rick was a storyteller, part-time listener, and full-time personality who never met a stranger or resisted donating free advice. A one of a kind friend, who never missed a card game, dominoes, or finding the long way on a short trip. He loved others more than self and spoke of happiness more than money. A Funeral Service in memory of Rick will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Nunnelee Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 1 pm with services at 2 pm, officiated by Ed Pangburn, Rev. David Nash and Rev. Tom Cantwell. Interment will follow in the family plot at Mounds Park Cemetery in New Madrid, MO.
Pallbearers: Jerry Butch Haralson, Robert LaValle, Ted Recker, Richard Johnson, Phillip Vaught, Doug Nesselrodt, Darell Porter and Rick Nowel.
Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Trum, Wade Recker, Brent Pearson and Tommy Lawfield Jr.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Richard Trum Jr.
May 12, 2019
Rick was one of a kind. Our friendship goes back to the mid 1950's. We shared some great times over the years. We camped at the "Wash Out" with many friends. He and I rebuilt an old boat my dad gave us and named it the Blue Angle (note spelling). We floated the Flood Way and a lot more. Rick went to school for a time at The Kentuckey Military Institute. He really did not like the place. He called me on a Friday afternoon and said he was running away. He ask me to gather a few friends and pick him up at the bus station in Memphis. This was pre I55 and we had no money. We pooled resources and met him on schedule. We came back to Marston and hung out at Tom Bodine's house prior to capture. Bottom line, Rick was back at military school before I could get back home in Catron. There are are many more, too many to mention and a few I will carry to my grave. I'll see you on the other side my friend.
Jerry Butch Haralson
May 11, 2019