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James E. Trivette, Sr.

James E. Trivette Sr.

Orrville-James E. Trivette, Sr., 84, of Orrville, formerly of Tennessee, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Smithvile-Western Care Center in Wooster. He was born May 28, 1933 in Mountain City, TN to the late Russell and Estie (Gentry) Trivette and has lived in Wayne County since 1950.

Jim married Inez Dowell on October 28, 1950 in Mountain City, TN and she preceded him in death in 2016. He was employed as a truck driver for over 40 years, working for Georgia Pacific; Louisiana; and Mor-Flow. He also drove for the Amish community. Jim was a member of the Dalton Baptist Church and loved riding his scooter and going for scenic car trips through Holmes County with his daughter.

Surviving are sons, Ron (Rebecca) Trivette of Apple Creek, James Trivette of Orrville and Robert (Melissa) Trivette of Shreve; daughters, Rita (Tom) Balyeat of Massillon and Sue (Alvin) Horst of Orrville; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Eva Shupe of Mountain City, TN and Norma (Mike) Hall of Smithville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Inez; grandson, Joshua Trivette; and brothers, Bernest, Ernest and Justin Trivette. Services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville with Rev. Jack Westfall officiating. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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