John W. TrumboAge: 89John W. Trumbo, 89, passed away on December 29th, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on September 26, 1927 in Washington, D.C. to Alice Jane Holder and George Thomas Trumbo, and grew up in Arlington and Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond and the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1948A. He served two terms in the armed forces from 1948-1953 as a First Lieutenant.John met his beloved wife Barbara Jean Pryse in Washington, D.C., and they married in 1949. He was dedicated to his family and church. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher for more than 50 years, first at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia and then at Stuarts Draft Baptist Church. He owned and operated an IGA grocery store in Alexandria and then in Stuarts Draft.He will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years, his daughter Anne (Erick), son Steve (Sue), grandsons David (Shannon), Andrew, Matthew, Keith, Will and Nathan, and great-grandchildren Gavin and Blakeley. He was predeceased by his son George Thomas Trumbo II, sister Mary Edna Ritchie, and brother Robert Holder Trumbo.A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held at Stuarts Draft Baptist Church, 2517 Stuarts Draft Hwy., Stuarts Draft, VA on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. There will be a graveside service for the family on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Virginia at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to the George Thomas Trumbo Scholarship at VMI, P.O. Box 932, Lexington VA 24450.Condolences may be given at
. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia.