Brent Kenyon Trammel

March 27, 1969 - September 19, 2020

Consider it pure joy ... whenever

you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the

testing of your faith produces

perseverance. Let perseverance finish

its work so that you may be mature

and complete, not lacking anything.

~ James 1 : 2 – 4 ~


Brent Kenyon Trammel of Plano, Texas, entered heaven on September 19, 2020 after a brave battle with brain cancer. Brent lived out this decade-long trial with purpose and unending grace. Brent’s faith in Christ sustained him. His life was marked by steadfastness, resilience, perseverance, courage, and humility.  It was evident that Brent’s hope was not found in this world, but was confidently fixed on Jesus.

Even though this ten-year battle included three brain surgeries and ongoing chemo and radiation treatments, Brent always focused on the everyday joys in life. He loved the “normal” and he took nothing for granted. He was passionate about his career; he never missed being on the sidelines of his sons’ games; he loved dinners and movies out with Jennalee; he was an avid Razorback and Baylor fan; he loved his church; and he enjoyed playing golf with his friends and his favorite foursome, his boys. He was a devoted husband, his love for his boys was immeasurable, and his legacy will live on through them. Brent was always smiling, even on his hardest days. Brent had an overflowing gratefulness about him that was contagious to all who met him. 

Brent was born on March 27, 1969 to Robert Lee Trammel and Patricia Ann Clinton Trammel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brent earned his BBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He worked for Karl Storz Endoscopy in medical equipment sales for 28 years. Brent married the love of his life, Jennalee Gaines, on June 20, 1992. He was a member and a Deacon of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

Brent is survived by his wife, Jennalee Gaines Trammel; children, Chase Thomas Trammel, Cole Christian Trammel, and Tate Austin Trammel; parents, Robert and Patricia Trammel of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister Monica Cooper of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother Kevin Trammel of Brentwood, Tennessee; and many other loving family members and friends.

A celebration of Brent's life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas 75093, followed by a graveside service at Turrentine Jackson Morrow, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. A visitation with Brent’s family will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Prestonwood Baptist Church in the Fireside Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brent’s memory to, Prestonwood Christian Academy, or a College Fund that friends of the family have set up to assist the Trammel boys with tuition through Smith Anglin Financial c/o Chris Lott, 14755 Preston Road, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75254,

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I am so saddened to hear my beloved friend Brent has lost his battle with cancer. He and I worked together at Children's Health for over 15 years. He was so gracious and sincere. He loved Jennalee and his boys so much. It was an honor and great fortune of mine to have known him. My sincere sympathies to his family. Linda Kessler, October 6, 2020 Dearest Trammel Family, With our deepest, heartfelt sympathy we are writing to you with sincere love and prayers. We are just hearing the very sad news and feel sick to have missed the services Please know that we will always lift you up in prayer and are here for you. With Love, René, Trent, Jack and Kyle Miller The Miller Family, September 28, 2020 I was deeply saddened to hear of Brent’s passing. He was a great guy and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rebecca Bickett , September 23, 2020 Jennalee - Thinking of and Praying for you and your boys during this very difficult time. May God shine His Grace & peace on you. With love, Janice Janice Swearengin, September 22, 2020 To The Trammel Family, Brent was a kind sweet person, he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time. Reggie Clisby Reggie Clisby, September 22, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss. Brent was such an inspiration to others. We will always remember his presence at Tate's baseball games when we were on a team together, usually sitting in the outfield cheering the team on. Jim and Amy Sheehy and Natha, September 22, 2020 Thoughts and prayers to his sons and all his family during this very sad time. Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and love. Matt Zimmerman, September 22, 2020 My deepest condolences to Brent's family. He was a truly wonderful man. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn Donatoni, September 22, 2020 Our condolences and prayers for Brent's beloved family. May God give you all strength and courage to endure this immeasurable pain. Prayers for Brent's soul to rest in eternal peace. Amen, Amen. Prayer and wishes for your strength .. Rozina (KS- El Segunfo) Rozina Amirali, September 22, 2020 I know your heart is hurting and yet the pain Brent has been bearing is over. His wonderful testimony he leaves us will forever bless our hearts. As we know in his life; “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” May God bless and hold you in His love. Tom Dance Tom Dance, September 22, 2020 Brent's contributions to the Karl Storz family are immeasurable. He will be greatly missed, his lessons will continue to live on through generations of Karl Storz employees. Prayers to the Trammel family.
Chris Smith, September 21, 2020 I have known Brent for 28 years. What I will always remember about him is his smile! He never was without one. A wonderful family man and incredible human being. A true fighter and an inspiration to all. I will miss him! Anthony and Roseanne Epifane, September 21, 2020 Brent was the salt of the earth. Positive, encouraging, and always responded to every situation with a smile on his face. I only wish I had the opportunity to work with him more....he will be missed, but is in a better place. God bless you -Michael Michael Harrison, September 21, 2020 Just a quick note to tell you how wonderful your husband and father was. The gap he leaves here at Karl Storz will never be filled. You are all in our prayers. Regards, Bill Wise Bill Wise, September 21, 2020 I have prayed for Brent for a long time. As well, I have prayed for his parents and wife & sons. The loss is great to us, but the gain is greater for Brent. His health is restored, his understanding is complete, his fellowship is rich, and his worship is perfected. I will continue to pray for the family. The memories will become even more precious as the years pass. May God bless each of you. emil turner, September 20, 2020