Randy Traughber

Born in Robertson County, Tennessee on March 4, 1957

Departed on March 15, 2016 and resided in Springfield, Tennessee

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Stephen Randall “Randy” Traughber, age 59 of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 4, 1957 to the late James Odell and Nancy Louise Traughber.

When talking with his family, Mr. Randy was described as a loving father, devoted husband, caring friend, funny, giving and most of all truthful. He loved spending time with his family and with his grandchildren as they played around the house. There were many memorable times from holidays spent together, to different celebrations that came along through the years, to just spending a summer night cooking out with his family, Mr. Randy was right in the middle bringing smiles to his family.

Mr. Randy enjoyed working with his hands, he was a very talented maintenance man, and he held a special gift in electrical work and was a talented wood worker. If you couldn’t get him on the phone he was probably playing in the garden or fishing down at Red River.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Randy is preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Gail Durham Traughber and brother, Tommy Traughber.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Nell Traughber; children, Billy Dale(Nelea) Paulus, Angela Dawn (Jeremy) Cowan, Cristy Lynn (Buster) Roach, Tanya Marie Traughber, Sherri Renae (David) Powell; sisters, Elizabeth Dorris, Wanda Rose, Gail (Jerry) Duffer, Pam (Larry) Rose, Beverly (Eugene) Beauchane, Barbara (Mike) Carter, and Sue (Danny Ray) Elliott; brothers Alvin Traughber and Dwight Traughber; grandchildren, Anighya Crocker, Logan Roach, Austin Roach, Braden Cowan, Noah Powell, Alexander Paulus, and Jake Powell; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A Life Celebration will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Springfield Funeral Home Chapel with Father Prientice Dean officiating, burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Scottie Beauchane, Travis Duffer, Jeremy Duffer, Logan Roach, Anighya Crocker, and Frank Hardaway and Honorary Pallbearers will be Austin Roach, Jake Powell, Noah Powell, Braden Cowan and Alexander Paulus. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 4-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm, then again on Friday from 9am until the time of service.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, Tennessee 37172 615-384-5437



10 Comments to Mr. Randy Traughber

  1. Patricia A. Smith
    March 17, 2016 8:56 am

    My Deepest heart filled Sympathy to all Mr.Traughbers Family and Friends.

  2. Uncle Joe Durham
    March 18, 2016 3:45 pm

    So sorry to here about Randy passing.

  3. Charles Schuttig
    March 25, 2016 12:06 pm

    May Randy’s loving family and friends find comfort from these bible verses in Revelation 21:3, 4; With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  4. Cristy Lynn
    April 12, 2016 1:11 pm

    I wish you were here. I miss you more than you know. We are taking care of my momma, just like I promised you that we would. I wish there was more that I could have done for you the day that you left us. I held you in my arms as you were leaving this old world and I can still feel you there. I miss you Pops. I tried to tell you before you passed just how very special you were to me and how much I loved you for treating me like I was your own flesh but you wouldn’t let me get sappy. I can get sappy now. The hole that is in our hearts for you can never be filled. Every time I go outside and see the sun shining, I am reminded that the sun was shining when you passed and it makes me sad now. The sunshine is what you loved and you loved to be in it fishing and now pretty days are not the same. I would give anything to hear you talk one more time. You don’t know it but I took videos of you when you weren’t looking, just so I could watch you when you were no longer here. I miss getting to mess your hair up. Nothing is the same, as I guess death has that affect on people. We will wait patiently, and pray that we can do enough good in this life, for when that day comes, we want to see you again. Only the good lord knows how long that will be but we will wait. You were a good man and I love you with all my heart and it’s broken pieces. Love you always, Pops!! See you Later!!

  5. Cristy Lynn
    April 26, 2016 11:29 am

    They say if you write your feelings down that it will help you to heal, I don’t believe them. I do know that writing to you on here makes me feel better. I know you can’t see it but I want so badly to talk to you and I feel that in someway this is talking to you. So much has happened since you left, and every bit of it I want to tell you about. Momma is going to be moving to our house, you know how much she loves the kids, so I think it will help her. I know she misses you something awful. She sleeps with the shirt that you left hanging on the bathroom door. It still smells like you. When I go in the computer room at the house it still smells like you too. I keep the door closed so we can hold onto that for as long as we can. Things are changing now and I feel like you should be a part of it. Nothing will ever be the same again. I keep waiting for Sunday when you and momma will drive up to visit. I can still hear you say “Hey, what are ya’ll doing.” It’s not fair!! We all have to trust in the Lord but some days that gets real hard. I saw Jake and Noah this past weekend. It was just for a moment but they are full of life and you would love it. Jake had one of your flashlights and an old cellphone, they were scoping out the house. Noah had to tell me that the ramp was full of wasps before I walked up. Those boys are precious. You know when we built that ramp for you you had such high hopes that you were going to get to use it. You did use it once on your own and that’s exactly why we built it. Nothing can take that moment from me when you drove up the sidewalk and waved, I have that on video too. The day you left us and they rolled you down that ramp I thought I was dying inside. I never dreamed that that’s the last trip you would make down it. I remember telling Buster that we didn’t build it for you to be rolled away on it. I do know though that when all is said and done and momma is gone from the house it will probably go with her. I can’t bare to leave it, it’s like leaving a part of you with the house. I know it sounds silly but still. I miss you!! I want to wake up and this all be just a dream. I love you, Pops!! Love Cris

  6. Cristy Roach
    October 5, 2016 1:27 pm

    It’s been almost 7 months and it still feels like it was yesterday. I pass by this picture of you that hangs on my fridge and stop to tell you how much I miss you everyday. They are doing something with your old house. The one that you and Wanda lived in. I can’t quite tell if they are tearing it down or remodeling it but it tears me up when I pass by it. It feels like because you are gone everything that you ever touched is going away with you. I think when no one is looking I might sneak and grab a piece of the old wood and make something with it, just as a keepsake. I’m sentimental that way. Life sucks without you old man. That’s about the nicest way I can say it. People keep sending you mail and it makes me angry. Just the other day I got one for a life insurance quote, now can’t you imagine what I wanted to call them folks and say. The wanting to talk to you has not eased up so I will continue to get on her and talk to you. Hopefully the funeral home don’t mind. I took the ramp with me like I said I would. I’m using the wood to make things to put inside my house. Just trying to hold onto all that I can while I can. Love you Pops!! Always….

  7. Cristy Roach
    January 30, 2017 4:54 pm

    Hey Pops!! They didn’t tear the house down they remodeled it. It looks totally different now. I told buster I can’t shake the feeling of wanting to call or text you to tell you about it. I wish heaven had cellphones. I love you and miss you old man. Waiting patiently until I can see you again…….

  8. Cristy Lynn
    July 24, 2018 9:40 am

    I haven’t forgotten you old man. I know you aren’t ours anymore but I still love and miss you. Things have changed and people are different now but me missing you has not. It’s still unfair the way you left us. Too young and so much left to look forward to and so much love to give. I hate this!!

  9. Cristy Lynn
    March 4, 2019 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! You’ll always be my step daddy even though you’re gone. I miss you.

  10. Cris
    March 19, 2020 10:51 am

    I’m sorry I didn’t post on your birthday. There’s a lot going on in the world today that you just would not believe. I miss you still. It feels like you have been gone for a lifetime. If things keep going like they are around here we might all get to see you sooner than we thought. Love you pops!!

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