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In Memory of

Bert Bristol Trapp

October 27, 1933 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Bert Bristol Trapp was born to Thomas and Nettie Trapp on October 27, 1933, in Port Arthur, Texas. He attended Aldine High School in north Houston and later worked in the rice fields in Vidor, Texas, and in the shipyards in Orange, Texas. He and May Emily Rackley were united in marriage on June 26, 1953, in Houston. To this union were born two daughters and a son.
He spent a long career as an electrician, 31 of those years with Fisk Electric in Houston, where customers asked for him by name for their...

Bert Bristol Trapp was born to Thomas and Nettie Trapp on October 27, 1933, in Port Arthur, Texas. He attended Aldine High School in north Houston and later worked in the rice fields in Vidor, Texas, and in the shipyards in Orange, Texas. He and May Emily Rackley were united in marriage on June 26, 1953, in Houston. To this union were born two daughters and a son.
He spent a long career as an electrician, 31 of those years with Fisk Electric in Houston, where customers asked for him by name for their electrical repair. He was a longtime member of Local 716 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. His hobbies over the years included camping, hunting, raising cattle, woodworking, and making jelly. He did not like to sell his woodworking pieces or his jellies, preferring instead to give them away. He enjoyed family reunions, he loved kids, and he loved his special dog Lacy. He was a longtime member of the Assemblies of God, serving in numerous capacities in the church.
Bert was preceded in death by his parents in 1994 and by May, his faithful wife of 31 years, in 1985. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Nettie Lee Trapp; by his brother-in-law, George Herrick; and by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kay and Margie Rackley.
He is survived by his special friend, Mary Tagle; his daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Allen Goodwin; his daughter and son-in-law, Pansy and Barney Shehee; and his son and daughter-in-law, Max and Tammy Trapp. Grandchildren are: Gloria Moser, Geneva Kent, Kurt Shehee, Jason Shehee, Laci Maestas, Bre Maris, Jennifer Murray, and Eric Trapp. He is survived by 15 great-grandchildren.
Bert's brothers and their wives survive him: Calvin and Shirley Trapp; Bob and Sue Trapp; and their younger sister, Thelma Herrick. Also surviving is his brother-in law and sister-in law, Al and Jody Stevens. He has numerous cousins who were like siblings, as well as 14 nieces and nephews, who affectionately remember "Uncle Bert" and his sense of humor.
Bert lived most of his life in the Aldine area, moving to Magnolia, Texas, in 2009. He entered eternal rest on March 30, 2015, in Tomball, Texas, at the age of 81, with family by his side.
The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steve Majors officiating. Both will take place at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park.