Talbot Whitfield Trammell
1930 - 2020
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Talbot Whitfield Trammell

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Talbot Whitfield Trammell -- loving husband, father, uncle, and grandfather -- passed away at age 90.

Talbot was born on January 30, 1930, in Miami, Florida, to Joseph Wilson and Mary (Dodd) Trammell. He graduated from McCallie Military Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He went on to serve in the United States Navy as an officer for four years, and then earned his law degree from the University of Florida. On July 3, 1964, he married Mary Kaye Metzner. They raised their two children, Wilson Theodore and Clara Dodd, in Coral Gables. Talbot, an AV-rated attorney, had a successful law practice for more than 50 years in the Miami area.

Talbot had a competitive nature and loved sports. At McCallie, he was named best athlete and lettered in baseball, football, basketball, golf, and track and field, and broke a 20-year school record in the high jump. He was also named best all-around athlete at Washington and Lee and was selected to play football in the North-South Shrine All-Star Game held at the Orange Bowl in 1951. Upon graduation, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but chose to serve his country in the Navy rather than play professional football.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Coral Gables for more than 50 years, serving in many capacities, including First Reader and Board Chair.

Talbot survived his parents and his sister, Mary Dodd Trammell Russell. Talbot is survived by his wife, Mary (Trinka), his two children, his niece, Mary Scott Russell, his nephew, William Scott Russell III, and his grandchildren, Brian Theodore Ransom, Amy Clara Ransom, Marty Claude Trammell, Emma Louise Trammell, and Talbot Theodore Trammell. The family held a private gratitude service on August 22, and Talbot will be buried at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his entire family.




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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Sep. 4 to Sep. 6, 2020.
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December 10, 2020
I am so saddened to learn of Talbot's passing. What a good person and great man he was. He was a favorite cousin of my mother, Margaret Wolf Dodd (Joyce) and my aunt, Betty Dodd. I originally met Talbot in high school and corresponded with him. He came to visit in San Antonio and was in attendance when Betty was inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Family was so important to him. Just one of the genuinely nicest men I have ever met. I will miss him.
John Joyce
Family
November 19, 2020
Talbot was such an incredible and caring man. I’m so glad to have had him in my life. He was always such a ray of sunlight! All my love, thoughts and prayers to the Trammel family. Kent
Kent M Ferguson
Friend
November 19, 2020
Talbot was such an incredible and caring man. I’m so glad to have had him in my life. He was always such a ray of sunlight! All my love, thoughts and prayers to the Trammel family. Kent
Kent M Ferguson
Friend
November 19, 2020
Talbot was such an incredible and caring man. I’m so glad to have had him in my life. He was always such a ray of sunlight! All my love, thoughts and prayers to the Trammel family. Kent
Kent M Ferguson
Friend
October 4, 2020
I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Talbot W. Trammell in his Coral Gables law firm for many years. He was a wonderful boss, a class act attorney and an honest, decent human being. My heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched. RIP Mr. Trammell.
Saadia Montaner
Coworker
September 9, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need & remember,
Simone Taylor
September 9, 2020
A wonderful Christian Scientist and a humble person!
Penelope Morel
Friend
September 6, 2020
Dear Trinka and family. What a life-long privilege to know Talbot. He was a lot of fun and a real sweetheart, plus a good dancer in our younger days! He was the quintessential gentleman and will be greatly missed. Sending love and deepest sympathy . Barbara Putman (Buhler) Erdman in Roswell, GA
Barbara P Erdman
Friend
September 6, 2020
Dear Trinka and family, I extend my condolences as you go through this difficult time. Talbot, you, and your family made Miami a great place to live. Holding you all in my prayers. Peggy Sapp
Peggy Sapp
Neighbor
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