Roy Trantham
1941 - 2014
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Roy M. Trantham

Palm City, FL - Roy M. Trantham, 73, died March 17, 2014 after a long battle with leukemia. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Palm City Presbyterian Church, 2700 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City, Fl. at 12.00 noon.

Roy was born on February 10, 1941 in Asheville, N.C. He was involved in Nascar auto racing in engine development and as a driver. He moved to St. Croix, USVI where he was a managing partner in an automobile dealership and several related businesses. He moved to Palm City Florida in 1994 and stayed involved in the automotive world.

He was passionate about all animals and helped in animal rescue.

Roy was an avid airplane enthusiast, both flying airplanes and model airplanes.

He was an elder at Palm City Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lucia; his daughter, Regina and son in law, Earl, and his son, Roy III and grandchildren, Sydney, Rebecca and Travis and his brother Jim.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Rosetta Trantham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www. donate.lls.org, or the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave, Palm City, FL 34990.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.




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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 20, 2014.
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March 31, 2014
My condolences to the TRANTHAM family I used to watch him Roy and Bob Presley Duel it out at Harris Speedway he was Great Driver he will be missed.
March 24, 2014
Such a nice man who will be missed. Prayers go out for the family.
Michele Oja
March 24, 2014
Lucia , Sorry to hear about Roy , always respected the man .
Bob Yates
March 24, 2014
I'm so sorry to here about Roy, I knew all the Tranthams growing up,little Victor and I were good friends, yall are sure in our prayers!!!
Tommy Thompson
March 23, 2014
Roy and Regina. So sorry for your loss.May God bless and keep you.
Jackie and Ronald Boone
March 22, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. I used to go by his shop on druid drive in Asheville in 66,67, and 68 and look at his cars. and take some pictures

I tried to not bother him too bad but he was always good to me and would talk with me even though he was busy.
paul woody
March 21, 2014
Lucia, I can't express to you how much you, Roy, Shelley, and Han mean to me. I'm so saddened by the passing of Roy. Words are hard to come by. I wish I could be there today with you all. But I will visit in the near future. You are on my heart and in my prayers. Love and hugs!
Betty Wachsmann
March 20, 2014
I only knew Roy from our passion of flying model aircraft and I will miss talking to him at these events. My thoughts and prayers to Roy's family.
Wayne Smith
March 20, 2014
Lucia and Family, We will always remember Roy with a smile. God Bless, Mark, Denise, Kailyn and Joseph Bondoni
March 20, 2014
Regina and Roy Jr, I am so sorry about this loss. As hard as it is, it's nice that you had the years that God blessed you with this man. Prayers for peace for all of you and the family. I will always treasure my trip to St. Croix because of him making it possible. Love you.
Donna Martin
March 20, 2014
I always remember when Roy started flying. I had the pleasure of certificating and issue all of his pilot licenses flying was his passion may he rest in peace. With deepest sympathy! Tuddy and Bill Bohlke and the entire Bohlke staff.
William Bohlke
March 20, 2014
Regina, thinking of you and your family. Peace be with you.
Dawn Whitley
March 20, 2014
Lucia, and all the family;
I was saddened to hear of Roy's passing, knowing the enormous grief and loss you are going through. I am praying for you during this time and coming weeks and months ahead that all the love and wonderful memories you shared will be a great comfort to you. Much love to you all.
Rosie Frisby Thomas
March 20, 2014
There is a special place reserved for Roy in my book of memories. Our racing days in the Asheville area. The times spent preparing our cars for the next big race. His generosity to me during times of need. My prayers to Lucia and family.

Charles Silver
Charles Silver
March 20, 2014
Lucia and family,

Heartfelt condolences to you from Elaine and I. Roy was a very special person and I only wish more of us could be like him. Our thoughts are with you.

Fred and Elaine Jette
March 20, 2014
My prayers are with Roy's family. I recall our days as youth, shooting BB guns, eating chicken at his Dad's store in Biltmore, and the fun at Reynolds High.

God Bless!

Tom (Mike) Atkinson
Tom Atkinson
March 20, 2014
Roy was a dear friend to all of us and he will be missed. Lucia, you and your family remain in our prayers for comfort during this difficult time. May he rest in Peace.
Bob Dixon
March 20, 2014
Roy was one of the most kind, generous, knowledgeable and gifted souls that I've ever known. He treated everyone with grace and respect. For me, Roy was a wise councilor on many aspects of life, and he was a true and most valued friend. I will miss him dearly, but I find solace in the fact that he is now with the Father and I will see him again in heaven.

Godspeed Roy Trantham.

Bob Hunt
Bob Hunt
March 20, 2014
Roy was a great friend and will truly be missed by those of us in the model airplane community. Roy was very knowledgeable about control line and was always happy to help his fellow modelers. Our condolences to his family.
Jim Catevenis
March 19, 2014
You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless and keep the faith.

Betty S. Donoho
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