Donald

August 25, 1943 ~ July 22, 2020

Born in: Watertown, New York
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Don was born, August 25, 1943 in Watertown, NY to the late Irv and Ginny Trainham. He passed away July 22, 2020, with his family by his side. He and his family moved to Florida in his senior year of High School, where he met his future wife, Patsy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and after boot camp was stationed in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, in the Signal Corps. He was then brought back stateside, where he was placed with a Special Forces Unit. After his time in the service, he and Patsy returned to their hometown of Gainesville, Florida.

A man of many talents, including woodworking and saltwater fishing, he was well known by friends and family as the one who could fix anything, sometimes just by the description of the problem. Don and his father owned Chace and Kitchens Furniture & Appliances, until the store closed in the late 1980’s. When he retired in 2012, he was the service supervisor for a large apartment community in Gainesville.

He and Patsy moved to Glasgow, KY in 2016, and joined the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, KY.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Patsy; one son, Bobby Trainham (Troyce) of Glasgow; one daughter, Tammy Trainham-Ridgell (Tommy) of Brooksville, FL; three grandsons, Casey Trainham (Bethany) of Glasgow, Aaron Cerda of Springfield, MO, Stephen Cerda of St Pete, FL; three granddaughters, Ashley Ridgell of Newberry, FL, Paige Todd of Trenton, FL, and Vanessa Elmore of TX; five great grandchildren, Barrett Trainham, Hudson Craft, Lexi Mills, all of Glasgow, Maddison Todd of Trenton, FL and Caiden Cerda of Springfield, MO; several nieces and nephews; one sister, Pat Teuton of Newberry, FL; brother-in-law, Dr. H.J. Burnette (Carol) of Lehigh, FL; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Burnette of Jacksonville, NC.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or Hosparus Health of Barren River, 101 Riverwood Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42103.

A celebration of life service will be held in Florida and will be scheduled later. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Don Trainham. Please share your condolences with the family of Mr. Trainham at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you all! Thankful for peace at last! Unil we meet again , Don!💜Love, Cindy and Jim

  2. You were one of the ones that made my childhood. At your house and out in the water I loved every moment we shared. I miss you and I want to thank you for giving me so much love in my life. I love you and you will always be in my mind. I wish I got to see you more before you left us, but the memories I have will stay right with me.

  3. Patsy, Bobby, Tammy and family; Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don was a great guy and it was a pleasure to know him. Love to all❤️

  4. Patsy, Bobby, Tammy and families please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don was a one of the father figures in my life that I always looked up to and he was also a great friend, he will be missed by all. Love you all.

  5. Patsy, Bobby, Tammy and families, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in these tough times. Don was one of the father figures that I looked up to and greatly respected. He was also a great friend.
    Love you all.

  6. Mr Trainham became a dear friend and I cherish the memories of getting to know him and Patsy. My prayers are with the family and he will be dearly missed.

  7. He touched many lives in many ways- Prayers of comfort for all that loved him!
    Gratitude for his years service-
    Condolences♡
    Wendy & Gene Hunter

  8. So sorry for your loss Bobby, my prayer is that God gives you and your family peace, comfort and the knowledge that you dad is in a much better place. This is always difficult but we can celebrate knowing he is now with God Almighty and we will see him again someday.

    Roger and Donna Blair

  9. Patsy, Bobby, Tammy, and family,
    Uncle Don was such a wonderful Christian, husband, father, patriot…I could go on. Our hearts and prayers are with you all!
    We love you,
    Vic and Tina DaSilva

  10. Our condolences and sympathy for your loss. We are thankful to have the hope of being reunited with our loved ones in Heaven.
    In prayer,
    Steve and Rebecca Tucker

  11. PATSY, BOBBY, TAMMY AND FAMILY,
    HOW AMAZINGLY CHEERFUL AND HAPPY DON HAS BEEN THROUGH THE YEARS, DESPITE DEALING WITH DREADFUL PHYSICAL DIFFICULTIES. HE LOVED THE NATURAL THINGS OF LIFE: FAMILY, HOME, WATCHING GREEN THINGS GROW; WATCHING A FINE HORSE GRAZING IN THE FIELD; THE CENTRALITY OF OUR GOD GIVEN BLESSINGS!

    HOW GRATEFUL I AM THAT HE IS NOW WITHOUT THAT EVER PRESENT, HATEFUL PAIN. ALL OF US LOVE YOU, AND SEND PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS IN THIS HARD TIME.

    MUCH LOVE,
    BONNIE AND FAMILY

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