Joseph Henry Trantham, 84, of Monticello, passed away on October 9, 2015 at his home.
He retired at the age of 62 from the City of Monticello, and worked part time for the next 20 years for Harold Smith. His first love was his family, but also loved camping in Possum Valley, hunting and fishing and working with his tractor.
He was born on December 27, 1930 at Banks and was the son of the late Joe Arther Trantham and Elsie Dodson Trantham.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Joe Trantham, Jr.; a great grandson, J.T. Trantham; a daughter in law, Lisa Rene Trantham; a brother, Wade Trantham; a sister, Josephine Donaldson; two half-sisters, Emma Sanders and Mildred Huff; and two half-brothers, Preston and Bo Trantham.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marcel Cox Trantham of Monticello; a son, Randall Trantham and wife Peggy of Monticello; a sister, Lois Conrad of Alexandria, Louisiana; a daughter-in-law, Betty Jo Trantham of Monticello; five grandchildren, Trae Trantham, Monica Linely, Zeb, Zack and Elijah Trantham; five great grandchildren, Katie, Jake and Josh Trantham, Briannah Linely and Joseph Gentry; a step-great grandson, Lucas Linely; an ex-granddaughter-in-law, Christy Trantham; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on October 11 at 3 p.m. Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Revs. R.V. White, Gary Carter and Charles Hoover officiating. Burial will be at the Valley Cemetery in Wilmar.
Visitation will be October 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Ozment-Valley Cemetery, c/o Rene Knowles, 324 Longview Rd. Wilmar, AR 71675.