William Paul Tramel, 74, of Longview died June 5 with his loved ones at his side. Services were held at Rader Funeral Home Chapel Monday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed at Rosewood Park in Longview.
Mr. Tramel was born July 1, 1939 in Pittsburg, to Zollie Ewing Tramel and Glaida Ann Tramel.
At 17 years of age he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a U.S. Navy Seabee for 4 years and another 2 years in the reserves.
He married the love of his life Jorgia Tramel October 9, 1960. They then moved to Longview in 1961 and he pursued a career in the refrigeration field and soon after he started his own business, 3D Commercial Refrigeration until he retired in 2003.
He was a beloved husband and father of three children, seven grandchildren, and two soon to be great grand children.