June 13, 1953 ~ February 10, 2008
Donald Harold "Don" Trantham, 54 of 422 Emma's Grove Road, Fletcher, died Sunday, February 10, 2008, at his home.
Mr. Trantham was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Harold and Margaret Wright Trantham. He was a self employed contractor and was a member of Emma's Grove Baptist Church.
He loved horseback and trail riding with friends and family. He was everybody's big brother. He was known as the community horse doctor and was called "Doc".
He is survived by a daughter, Ashlee Trantham of Alexander and a sister, Linda Nesbitt and her husband, John, of Fairview.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Revs. H.L. Wilson, Don House, and Charles Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Awana Club at Stoney Mountain Baptist Church, 3301 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
My kids and I have lived next door to Don for many years. He had a very big heart and would always be there to help a friend. He’ll be trully missed.
Your Dad was very special to our family. I am very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Denise Jenkins (daughter of Charles Jenkins)
I’m so sorry about Don – remember if there is anything at all I can do, I’m here. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
LINDA,SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. WE GREW UP WITH YOU AND DONNIE. ALL OF OUR LIVES WE HAVE LIVED NEXT DOOR AND HAVE MEMORIES OF HIM RIDING THAT HORSE. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO JUST LET ME KNOW. YOU ARE IN MY FAMILIES THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. REMEMBER I AM JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
We will miss seeing Don come in to The Dog & Pony Show. Loved to hear the horse stories he shared.
Linda: I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. I cherish my many memories of us as kids. Donnie always wore that big contagious smile and he was a friend to everyone. He will surely be missed.
Love you, Dottie (Barnwell) Williams
To Don’s Family:
I was so sad to learn of Don’s passing. He was a good man, a good friend, and he will be missed by many.
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Although I have not saw him in several years I thought of him often. Don was a great friend and will be missed by all that new him. May God Bless You during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debi Buchanan
I’m very sorry to see you go,When God called you he brought one of his angel’s home. May your family have strength in this time of need.
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. You will be in my prayers. Love, Sandy
Your Dad will be missed by SOOOO many people including me. I hope that you will never forget how much your Dad loved & cherished you. The mention of your name would bring such pride to his face. You truly were the sunshine in his life. I know that this has to be such a difficult time but try your hardest to rememeber all the good memories of your Dad. These thoughts will help you through this time & carry you forward. You & your mom are in my prayers & thoughts. Ashlee, please continue to be the strong, intelligent & beautiful young lady that you are. If there is ANYTHING that you need…please feel free to contact us. We will do whatever we can to help you! WE LOVE YOU!!!!
sorry to hear about your loss
he will be missed.
Sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie, we had such good memories back in the good ol’ days. He was such a great friend and will be loved and missed through the days to come. If there is anything you need please let us know. Be strong through all of this.
Kim, Darrell and Alisha
Today 16th I just heard about Donnie’s home going. The few years we lived in neighborhood with him and your Dad I got to know Donie but not as much as I would have liked too. I always will rember him and the team cloging and square dancing in the youth jubliee in the Asheville auditorm. Please contact me when you have time and be assured that our prayers are with you and family. Marvin for Glenn Ledbetter Fanily
I can not believe that Don is gone. I have so many wonderful memories of motorcylce rides, horseback rides, cookouts,and weekends at Lake Lure. Don was a wonderful man who loved life and lived it to the fullest.