Hobert Trentham, 83, son of John David and Eddie Lincoln Trentham, was born July 20, 1930. He died Aug. 2, 2013, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.
He married Gerri Trentham on June 27, 1953. They have four children.
Mr. Trentham started his work career by driving a truck when he was 15, hauling lumber from southeast Missouri to Illinois. He moved to St. Louis and went to work for Rawlings Sporting Goods lacing baseballs and was promoted over the years. He left Rawlings in 1980 and took a job with Paramount Headwear and became the director of manufacturing until his retirement in 1997. After retiring, he operated a cattle farm that he enjoyed until his health declined a few years ago.
Mr. Trentham was an avid baseball fan and played on several teams in his younger years. He also loved to train and hunt bird dogs and had several good ones in his life. He enjoyed several fishing trips to Canada after retirement with friends he talked about often. He liked to camp with his wife and friends. Most of all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Gerri; his parents; three brothers, Cecil, Lindell and Paul; and a sister, Betty.
He is survived by his children, Dan, Licking; Tom, Iberia; Bob, Ozark; and Cheryl Floyd, Licking. He also is survived by two sisters, Lola Mills, Patton; Jane Follen, St. Louis; a brother, T.J. Trentham, Rolla, and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 6, at St. John Catholic Church at Licking with Father Dan Hirtz officiating under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking. Interment was in Licking Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Care. Persons can send an online condolence to www.foxfh.net.