Trimble leaves long lasting legacy

Published 6:29 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gary Trimble, 77, a long time resident of Brewton, lost his battle with cancer on Wed., March 29, 2017 at D.W. McMillan Hospital.

Funeral services were held Mon., April 3, at Brewton First United Methodist Church with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. 

His absence will be felt by the whole community.

Trimble came to Brewton in 1966, 51 years ago, as an engineer with Container Corporation of America. The company was in its early days of operation and he was to stay there for the rest of his career.

He was born in Cullman, on May 12, 1939, and graduated from Jones Valley High School in Birmingham. He continued his education at Auburn University, where he earned a degree in engineering. He was employed as an engineer at Biloit Corporation in Beloit, Wis. from 1963 to 1966, and left there to come to Brewton.

He began a career that spanned the next 32 years until his retirement in 1998.

During this time he served in many different capacities, including general manager and finally to become vice-president and resident manager of the Brewton mill until his retirement in 1998.

Trimble was noted through those years, not only for his work, but for his prominent place in the community. He was a charter member of the Brewton Jaycees and served on (and in) many boards and committees and clubs, including Rotary Club and Boy Scouts of America. He served on the Brewton Planning Commission and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brewton.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Trimble of Brewton; his sons, Scott (Carole) of Helena and Pat (Kim) Trimble of Dickson, Tenn.; and daughter, Alicelyn (Ames) Hudson of Destin, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Caroline Hudson, Kelsey Trimble and Matthew, Andrew, David, Aaron, and Nathan Trimble, Andy Hudson and Audrey Garris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Lila Trimble; a sister, Nancy Trimble (Billy) Agerton; and a son, David Watson.