James Trenthem, Jr.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

James William Trenthem Jr., 67 of Osceola, AR passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 in Jonesboro, AR. James was raised in Trumann, AR where he graduated in 1965. In 1966, he married Virginia Kay Lafarlett and later moved to Osceola in 1971 where they raised their two children. He served as manager of Fred's Dollar Store until 1976 when he purchased the Sonic Drive-In where he was blessed to have been able to operate with his son until 2006 when he retired. During his tenure, he was instrumental in shaping the lives of many young teenagers in the community. He is preceded in death by his father James "Bill" Trenthem, his mother Margaret Burleson Trenthem Hon, two sisters and one brother. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years Virginia Kay Trenthem; one son James "Jim" William (Nisa) Trenthem III of Greenbrier, AR; one daughter April Trenthem (Richard) Rocconi of Tioga, TX; four grandchildren: Will Trenthem, IV, Mallory Trenthem, Anthony Rocconi and Austin Rocconi; mother-in-law Dorothy Lafarlett; niece Rita Kay Lafarlett (Mark) Gallion; two brother-in-laws: Gordon (Yvonne) Lafarlett and Donnie Lafarlett. Visitation will be Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Roller-Swift Funeral Home with funeral service following at 2:00 PM. Burial will be at Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.