Trissell, Harold Eugene

October 21, 1939 - October 30, 2021

Harold Eugene Trissell, born October 21,1939, loving Father, Husband, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, kind soul, chili-cook, master garage sale-er and jokester went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 30,2021. Gene was a gift to this world for 82 years and 9 days.  He is survived by many family members:  Nancy Richardson Trissell, wife of 32 years.  Gene was Father to Dede Trissell Cox, Eddie Trissell and bonus Father to Nancy’s children Sherree Nichols, Scott Nichols and wife Dena Nichols. Gene was blessed with a bunch of beautiful Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.   Grandson Robbie Trissell and wife Timber – children Braden and Paycin, Grandson Curtis -children Payton and Riley, Grandson Clint Hoffman, Granddaughter Callie Hoffman-Tice and husband Richard -children Trinity and Xander, Granddaughter Brianna Nichols Foulkrod and husband Andrew– children Cadence, Carson and Colton, Granddaughter Deyvn Nichols, Granddaughter Victoria Nichols

Gene was known to all as a kind and funny gentleman.  He grew up in Reydon, Oklahoma. He hired on at Airtrans/DFW Airport in the 70’s, which is what brought him to Grapevine, TX.  He loved his family, camping, animals and getting to Grapevine Lake as often as possible.  Gene and Nancy met in 1986 and married soon after, they created many fun memories with their extended chili-cooking family, enjoyed garage sales, junking, and antiquing, and loved their small cowboy church in Grapevine.

Daughter, Dede Trissell Cox: Dad loved going to the lake and camping. He loved his house boat. He loved to slalom ski. He was very athletic and stayed in shape with his job.  A work accident at DFW broke his neck and back and it changed his life. He was only married to Nancy two months when he had his accident. He loved his family and always asked about each one. He loved being around his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He had an appreciation for life and as the years passed he mellowed and became more sensitive and loving towards his family.

Son, Eddie Trissel:  I was always amazed at the love Dad had for animals. He could get squirrels to eat out of his hands and eventually get the whole squirrel family to come to him. He would feed raccoons and stray cats too. He loved his weenie dogs, Oscar, Sally May, and Rover.

Granddaughter, Callie Tice: October 31, 1986 they met at a Halloween party. He was dressed as a Cowboy and she as a “Freudian Slip.” (funny Grandma) When we were invited to meet Gene for the first time, we were asked to call Grandma, Aunt Nancy instead . Gene got a good laugh at that and loved to refer to Grandma as “Aunt Nancy!” He was a jokester – missing part of a finger is endless ammunition for jokes. He was always pleasant to be around, super patient, loved all dogs and wore the same cute Santa Bolo tie every year for Christmas. RIP “Mr. Gene!” You will be missed.

Granddaughter: Brianna Nichols Foulkrod:  The world lost another wonderful man today. My “Mr. Gene,” my grandma Nancy’s love of 30+ years gained his wings today. He was a jokester and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. He always smelled like cologne and sweet tobacco, always made jokes about his missing half finger (he really used to scare me about losing my own!), and had the best laugh. We will miss you and we love you, Gene Trissell.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, November 8th @1pm

Aria Funeral Home 1820 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 7506

2 replies on “Trissell, Harold Eugene”

Keith says:

I have lost a friend and brother in Christ. Gene was a man of Grit, not many of those left. Will see him again in Heaven. He and Nancy are loved by many. We offer comfort to her knowing God will sustain her.

Diana Moulton says:

It was Randy’s & my honor to have shared precious little time with Gene, but we recognized him to be someone to bring light-heartedness & true caring to us at every meeting and thus endearing himself to us immediately.
We are grateful to know there is coming a glad reunion day inwhich we will be able to share in the multitude of his life’s stories we have missed hearing on this side.
Our prayers for the Father to comfort Gene’s family.

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