Neil Wayne Trammell

Neil Wayne Trammell, age 93, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Indian Hills – A Stonebridge Community in Chillicothe.

Neil was born on June 11, 1925, in Sampsel, the son of Claude Devaul Trammell and Maude Jane (Wagner) Trammell. He was the youngest of six children. Neil attended school at Sampsel until the eighth grade, whenever the family moved to Breckenridge, where he finished and graduated high school in 1943.

After high school, he entered into the US Navy and shortly after was in the invasion of Okinawa. Neil became a medic during the height of World War II, which left him caring for all of the sick and wounded. He left the Navy on Feb. 1, 1946. That following July, he found out he had polio and after months of treatment, he beat it.

Neil was united in marriage to Shirley Gayle Bassett on Aug. 14, 1949. He also became a rural mail carrier for Breckenridge Post Office in August of 1949, where he worked for almost 28 years.

Neil was a member of the Breckenridge Assembly of God Church, where he attended for many years, with his favorite verse being John 3:16. Neil was also a member of The National Rural Carrier Associations. He farmed a little and was a coach for the Breckenridge pee-wee, little league, and pony league for many years, as he loved baseball.

Survivors include two children, Tony Neil Trammell, born on Jan. 12, 1951, and Kevin Joe Trammell, born on March 17, 1955, both in Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Kati Johnson, Tyler Neil Trammell, and Kaitlyn Trammell; four great-grandchildren, Landyn Dennis, Karsin Lent, Kinzley Clevenger, and Carter Trammell; and one niece, Joyce Earl (Tom) of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; siblings; his son, Kevin; and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn.

Funeral services will be held at the Pitts Funeral Home in Breckenridge on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Pitts Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 8, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Breckenridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home in Breckenridge.

(paid obituary)

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