John Tranbarger

John Tranbarger

Monday, April 8th, 1929 Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John Tranbarger, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of John Tranbarger with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for John Ray Tranbarger

John Ray Tranbarger was born in Pike County Mo on April 8, 1929 son of Ray and Mae (Howell) Tranbarger and died August 11, 2019 in Springfield Mo. He was preceded in death by his father in May 1988, mother in 2002, sister Phyllis Wright in 2012, and his wife Faun Aleen in 2012.
John married Faun Aleen Pettey on December 17, 1950 and their union was blessed by five sons, James (Geneva), John (Linda), Phillip (Theresa), Mark (Ginny), and Joe (Cheyenne); thirteen grandchildren, Valerie Lyons (Joe), Glen (Carmen), Sara Mayfield (Wes), Joshua, Andrew (Hillary), Bradley Adams (Amber), Tiffany Lindley (Brett), Whitney Langdon (Brad), Richard Peterson, Dawn Daniels (Conn), Gabrielle Schambach (Kenneth), Michaela, Krista Westfall; and 13 great grandchildren.
He graduated from Bowling Green Mo High School in 1947, received his B.A. degree at Westminster College in 1951, attended Louisville Seminary and was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Missouri Presbytery, US. In 1951, and earned his Doctorate of Ministry at Dubuque Seminary. He served as pastor of four rural Presbyterian churches until 1959 when he accepted the call to be the first pastor of Hillcrest Presbyterian Church in Springfield where served until his retirement in 1994. Following his retirement he served various churches in John Calvin Presbytery until his final retirement in 2017.
John served on the City Council of Springfield from 1979 – 1981 and as a volunteer policy chaplain with Springfield Police Dept from 1972 – 2017.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church: 818 East Norton Road, Springfield, Mo. Burial will follow, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial Donations may be made to the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, Children's Services.

To send flowers to the family of John Ray Tranbarger, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Hillcrest Presbyterian Church
    818 East Norton Road
    Springfield, Missouri
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019
    10:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Wes Mayfield
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Jack Cormack
  • Interment

    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    3506 N. National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about John. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Jim & Mary Fox and all CES Employees and YOUR SHOWME SHOWTIME FAMILY AT T-MOBILE have sent flowers to the family of John Ray Tranbarger.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Jim & Mary Fox and all CES Employees and YOUR SHOWME SHOWTIME FAMILY AT T-MOBILE have sent flowers to the family of John Ray Tranbarger.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Deanie Tripp-Komon

we are so sorry for you all lost praying for you all
Comment | Posted at 03:59pm via Condolence
JE

Jim & Mary Fox and all CES Employees

Dear Joe & Family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy,
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Jim & Mary Fox and all CES Employees purchased flowers for the family of John Tranbarger.
Comment | Posted at 10:50am via Floral Arrangements
YT

YOUR SHOWME SHOWTIME FAMILY AT T-MOBILE

Our Deepest Sympathy to Drew and Family. We have loved hearing all the inspirational stories of Grandpa. We are all with you during this rough time
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

YOUR SHOWME SHOWTIME FAMILY AT T-MOBILE purchased flowers for the family of John Tranbarger.
Comment | Posted at 09:15am via Floral Arrangements
JP

Janet Peck

John and Faun Aleen were very fine loving people who we considered good friends. He presided at the wedding of our daughter and her first husband and baptized at least one of our grandchildren. He was also our son and family's landlord for many years and always so good to his family. He will be missed. I know Faun Aleen is so happy to be reunited with him.
Del and Janet Peck
Comment | Posted at 10:26pm via Condolence
S

Sandy Dorsey-Sternberger

John's generous spirit, compassion and kindness will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family. For those who had the pleasure of knowing him and Faun Aleen, we know the world is a little brighter because they were here and in our lives. As a very young Mom, John and Faun Aleen offered me encouragement and grace in a sometimes harsh world. I am grateful I had the joyful pleasure of knowing them and worshiping within the walls of Hillcrest.
Comment | Posted at 07:01pm via Condolence
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)