PORTAL, Ga. -- Mr. William Kenneth Trapnell, age 80, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a 1956 graduate of Portal High School.
Kenny joined the U.S. Army and served for several years and then the Army Reserves until his discharge in 1962.
He returned to Portal, where he, along with his father, owned and operated Trapnell Service Station until 1992. He then began working with the Bulloch County Correctional Institute for two years and then with the Bulloch County Commissioners, where he worked in procurement for 23 years.
He was a member and deacon of First Baptist of Portal.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Trapnell and Nita Kennedy Trapnell.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Carol Hogan Trapnell of Portal; and many Trapnell and Kennedy cousins.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
The funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Portal with the Rev. Don Berry, Dr. Maurice Crowder and the Rev. J.D. Turner officiating.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Upper Lotts Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church of Portal.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Portal, 204 Baptist Street, Portal, Georgia 30450; or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, November 8, 2018
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