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JAMES CHASON TRAWICK

July 23, 1944 — July 25, 2019

James Chason Trawick, age 75, died July 25, 2019, at his home in Donalsonville, GA, after a brief battle of eight weeks with cancer. He was born July 23, 1944, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital, Bainbridge, Georgia to T. S. Trawick and Clyde Belcher Trawick. Chason grew up on a farm near Iron City, Georgia. He attended Seminole County High School in Donalsonville, Georgia and graduated in 1962. While there he played football and loved to tell that, after he broke his leg while playing, the team didn’t win another game for five years. Since he loved telling a good story, the facts are not quite clear on that. Immediately after high school, Chason joined the United States Air Force and served for eight years. He particularly enjoyed his tour at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska which prompted a lifelong love of Alaska and several trips back there during his life. He attended Louisiana Technical University in Ruston, Louisiana, while stationed at Barksdale AFB. In March, 1963, Chason married Anne Broome in Livingston, AL, and they were happily married for 56 years. After resigning from the Air Force, they moved back to Donalsonville for three years, where Chason worked for Great Southern Paper Company as a timber cruiser. Moving to Columbus, GA, in 1973, he owned and operated Trawick Timber Company and was a partner in B & T Pulpwood. At his wife’s urging, he opened and operated a school supply store in Columbus as well as a college book store in Columbus and Valdosta.  He retired in 2007 and returned to live in his hometown, Donalsonville.      Chason was a member of Stripling Terrace Methodist Church in Columbus where he served on the administrative board and was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville. In Columbus he coached a girls’ softball team for a number of years and was much beloved “Coach.” He was a passionate Braves fan and a loyal Georgia Bulldogs fan. After his retirement, he became an armchair farmer, rather a pickup-driving farmer, always ready to assist his son John as he began his farming career. He loved making people laugh and was always ready with a quick quip. He had a servant’s heart and was happiest when he was helping others. In his later years he loved cooking often for the employees of Cedar Head Farms, always believing that people sharing food creates bonds of good will.   Chason was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Spangler Trawick and his mother, Clyde Belcher Trawick; his brothers, Oscar Trawick, Will Trawick, and Gordon Trawick. Chason is survived by his wife Anne Broome Trawick of Donalsonville; his daughter, Nicki (Vickie Geibel) of Colquitt, GA; his sons Scott of Donalsonville, GA, and John Brantley (Jennifer) of Colquitt, GA; ; his sisters, Delores (John, deceased) Cloud of Bainbridge, GA, and Debra (Grady) Miller of Donalsonville, GA; grandchildren Savannah, Sawyer, and Sisley Trawick of Donalsonville, GA, and Jeb and Chase Trawick of Colquitt, GA; sisters-in-law Norma Trawick of Iron City, GA and Dianne Trawick of Donalsonville, GA. Chason also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the home of Anne and Chason, 308 S. Tennille Avenue, Donalsonville, GA, from 6 to 8 P.M., July 26, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friendship United Methodist Church, Donalsonville, GA, on Saturday, July 27, 2019 .   Following the service, a private burial with family members will be held.  
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