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Eagle Bend Apostolic Church
Thursday May 23rd, 2019
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Joseph Edward Trantanella

Obituary of Joseph Edward Trantanella

Joseph Edward Trantanella, dedicated father, loving grandfather, and faithful friend moved peacefully from our arms into the arms of his heavenly father on May 20 th , 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in 1933 in Eaton, OH. Joseph was a longtime member of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church, Clinton, TN. He was a United States Marine Corp veteran who proudly fought and served during the Korean War. After his retirement from Commercial Motor Freight of Dayton, OH he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to assist his son in the family business. He was an integral part of Trantanella Construction Company from 1989 until shortly before his death. Joseph was also a talented and anointed gospel singer inspiring others spiritually through this ministry. Joseph adored his grandchildren and devoted his life to spending time with them. He was a beloved friend that was always sure to bring humor and laughter to those he loved by speaking the truth in unique ways.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father, August Trantanella, his mother, Florence Kaiser, and his grandson, Zachary Pelsor. He is survived by his siblings, Delores Abraham of Columbus, OH, and Richard Trantanella of Dayton, OH; children of Knoxville, TN - Joseph Mark Trantanella and wife Missy, David Trantanella and wife, Mona, Maria Pelsor and husband, David, Leah Heifner and husband, Keith; mother of his 3 youngest children, Melvina Trantanella; grandchildren, Joseph Lyle Trantanella, Jennifer Trantanella, Joshua Pelsor and wife Shelby, Alayna Heifner, Amara Heifner, and Isaac Heifner; great grandchildren, Kenna Pelsor and Kyla Pelsor along with a host of extended family members and friends.

Joseph's family will receive friends on Thursday, May 23rd from 5 to 7PM at Eagle Bend Apostolic Church, Clinton, TN with funeral service to immediately follow with Reverend David Triplett officiating. Interment will be held on Friday, May 24th at 11AM at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton, TN. Pallbearers include Mark Trantanella, Joseph Lyle Trantanella, David Pelsor, Joshua Pelsor, Keith Heifner, Isaac Heifner, Daniel Gillette, & Lorenzo Dixon. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

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So sorry for the loss. Bro. Trantanella was a wonderful man, and I have fond memories of him as a child.

Angel Basden Jun 3 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, he was a fine gentleman and a great Christian witness.

David and Jennie Eakes May 26 2019 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Bro Joes passing he was an awesome individual Love you guys very much and are praying for you all and this sad time But we all know well see him on the streets of gold when our time comes to be with him in glory Much prayers and love Bro Robby ,Sis Cindi, Rebekkah,James , and Jeffrey Lynn

Rev Robby and Cindi Lynn and Family May 23 2019 12:00 AM

Bro.David and Family, We are saddened to hear of Bro.Joe's passing. His testimonies and singing, through the years, were blessings to us. May God give you His comfort in this time of your life's journey. Love and prayers. Mike and Kathy

Mike and Kathy Williams May 22 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Trantanella was a wonderful, kind man. He loved Captain D's and fish of any kind. He was always very appreciative and so thankful. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all..

Doris Janeway May 22 2019 12:00 AM

We would like to send our deepest condolences to your family. Bro Trantenella was always so nice and friendly. We were very fortunate to get to hear him sing a few time the short time we knew him but it was always a anointed he will be missed . If there is anything you all need please let us know. God Bless The Brock Family

Brian and Misty Brock and family May 21 2019 12:00 AM

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