David Trampier

Carbondale, Illinois


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CARBONDALE -- David Trampier, 59, died at 10:58 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, in Helia Healthcare.

Arrangements are incomplete at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale.

This obituary was originally published in TheSouthern.

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Your artwork will be forever linked to my my best and most favorite memories. Be at peace.

I carry around your Salamander art on my arm, a permanent tribute to an artist who's work inspired my youthful fantasies. I hope that somehow you know how much you meant to so many, and that your work lives on in fan groups and discussions and always will!

You are greatly missed. Your work is loved by many people.

It's Tramp Time -- One more cycle has passed. During the hours of this day, we can consider the ways your art and imagination influenced and entertained two or three generations ...maybe four if you include that of our parents. I hope, wherever you are, that you're able to learn and create. Having those capabilities would make you happy! How many more Wormy adventures you could hatch...and we all would love to read them...along with everywhere else your ingenuity and originality will have...

At least once a year I post some of David's work on various social networks to do my part and put him in people's brains. To remind those of us who remember his art, and introduce those who haven't seen it yet.

Here's Tramp Day once again. We'll always remember you & the fabulous work you shared with the world. Thank you, from a friend you haven't met.

While never having met you I sure knew of you from your work. I believe it was an Egyptian saying that a man never really dies when his name is spoken and remembered.

David's work has touched the lives of so many in the gaming community that he does live on in the hearts of many.

David, thank you so much for what you gave us all. Like so many others, your drawings helped define not only my childhood but my appreciation for art as well. Hours upon hours spent staring at your illustration on the back of the DM's screen has forever embedded those images in my brain and soul. I still find your art the most evocative, the most powerful and the most creative of all the 'game art' that has come since. And in fact, your art has always transcended genre and just been plain...