Leander Newton “Pete” Trammell, Jr. ’50

Leander Newton “Pete” Trammell, Jr. ’50, born July 13, 1927, in Atlanta, Ga., died Feb. 13, 2012, at Hospice Atlanta. Trammell was preceded in death by his parents, Leander Newton Trammell, Sr. and Rose Barry Trammell, and by his partner of 46 years, William “Bill” O. Camp. He is survived by his sister, Rose Barry Trammell, 964 Northcliffe Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-1661; his first cousin, Barney Jones (Ann); other distant cousins; and many friends. Trammell’s early years were spent in Dalton, Ga. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine Corps from 1944-46. After his service he attended Davidson, where he earned his bachelor of arts in 1950. While at Davidson, Trammell was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. After a three year stint as an elementary school teacher in Dalton, Trammell changed career paths and spent nearly 44 years with Surface Coatings, Inc., later known as L & M Manufacturing Incorporated. Just after starting his new job in 1953, Trammell met his lifelong partner, Bill, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Atlanta. Until his recent illness and death, Trammell was active in the affairs of his church, including service as the executive program director of its former television ministry, as a member of the vestry, and as a lay Eucharistic minister. He will be remembered for his love of genealogy, opera, travelling, and enjoying the company of his many friends.