John Jay Trumbull

Date of Birth: May 15, 1948  |   Date of Death: February 10, 2017   |   Service Date: 3:00 P.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017. 


Trumbull PhotoJohn Jay Trumbull, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10th, 2017, in San Marcos, Texas, surrounded by family.

John was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on May 15th, 1948 to Roy Trumbull and Ada Caldwell. He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls in 1966.  John married his beloved wife of forty-five years, Judy Lee, in 1971.

John proudly served in the Air Force for eight years, owned and operated Trumbull Digging Service in South Dakota with his brother, Roger, and, after moving to Texas in 1980, had a distinguished career with the U.S. Postal Service.

John was a hard-working, loving father and husband, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid bowler, and competed in many tournaments in his lifetime. He will be dearly missed by friends and family, and forever in our hearts.

John is survived by his wife Judy, San Marcos, Texas; daughter Jessica and son-in-law Jim Shaw, Parkville, Missouri; son John (J.R.) and his fiancé Shelly; his five grandchildren, Micaela, Kelsie, and Peyton Shaw, and Zane and Natalie Trumbull.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, Martin (Bud), and Roger, his mother and father, and his much beloved dogs, Chance and Kamper.

The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, and relatives for all of their love, prayers, and support. In John’s honor, we would like to encourage support of the nonprofit group, in their work to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

A memorial service will be held at Pennington Funeral Home on Saturday, February 18th, with visitation at 2 p.m. and service beginning at 3 p.m.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311.






4 Condolences

  • Pam Alexander

    February 16th, 2017 on 7:28 pm

    Judy, Jessica, J.R. and families

    My deepest sympathy to all. John put up a good battle but now he can rest. I wish I could be there to hug and share tears with all of you. Please know that we are sending our prayers and love your way. Good-bye Uncle John! Love to all!

  • Mike and Mary Engells

    February 17th, 2017 on 12:55 am

    Our sincerest Condolences. We just found out. We apologize for not being able to make the service. Our prayers are with you and all your family.E-mail us when you feel up to it. Love M&M

  • Ron Mask

    February 17th, 2017 on 11:49 am

    John was one of the good ones…may he rest in peace

  • Marvin Thorstenson

    February 17th, 2017 on 1:44 pm

    John and I were school buddies and I remember he bowled a perfect game in about 1964 and then went home only to have his appendix burst…..He sure was a good friend back then even though we lost track of each other…I remember Trumbull Packing Co…

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