71 year old Robert William Tramel of Smithville died Wednesday. He was the son of the late Charlie Luther and Lillie Mae Davis Tramel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kendal Hawkins; 2 Brothers, D.C. Tramel and Jim Roy Tramel; 1 Sister, Judy Tramel. Robert was a retired construction worker and a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his Wife of 35 years, Margaret Tramel of Smithville; 9 Children, Loretta Lynn Bales, Delores Johnson, and Teresa Ann Tramel all of Chattanooga, Darlene Yvonne Beach of Murfreesboro, Robert Jeffrey Tramel of the Philippines, Sandy Pauline Tramel of Kentucky, Sherry Williams of Smithville, April Lynn Davis Hawkins of Readyville and Travis Clint Tramel of Smithville; 21 Grandchildren and Several Great-Grandchildren; 2 Brothers, Paul Tramel and David Leon Tramel both of Smithville; 2 Sisters, Lou Bell Bain of Smyrna and Dorothy Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, February 24, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Kenneth Clayton and David Tramel officiating. Interment will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.