Born: September 26, 1933 Died: July 17, 2015
Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1962
James N. (Jim) Trezise, age 81, of Knoxville, native of Fayette City, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord since 1979, where he served in many roles: Deacon, Choir member, Sunday School Director, and participant in several international mission trips to Ireland and Brazil. Jim retired from DOE after 32 years of service, including 10 years with the space program.
He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1962. Jim attended Penn State University of Dubois and graduated from DeVry Technical School in Chicago. He served as a volunteer fireman in Fayette City, PA for several years. Jim received the Apollo Achievement Award in 1969 for his contribution to the nation's space program. He served on the church building committee in Huntsville, AL in 1966.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Dr William Eliel Trezise (1895-1968) and Hazel O (Noble) Trezise (1905-1980) and brother, William M. Trezise. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara P. Trezise; children, Chris Trezise and wife, Kimberley, Deidre Williams and husband, Thomas, and Dale Trezise and wife, Meredith, all of Knoxville; and grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Sydney, and Shaelen Trezise, and Caleb and Alli Williams.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 at First Baptist Church, Concord with a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 p.m., with Rev. Franklin Skaggs of Owensboro, Kentucky officiating. The family and friends will meet Thursday at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Concord for an 11:00 a.m. interment, with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Full Military Honors will be presented by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Foundation, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, and Wounded Warrior Project, POB 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com.