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1945 August 2023

August Ray Trapman

August 22, 1945 — December 3, 2023

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August Ray Trapman, age 78, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 22, 1945 to Betty Claire Raley and John Trapman.

In September of 1962, he enlisted in service to the United States Army, as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged on September 29, 1964. He was awarded the Parachutist Badge for his service.

Shortly after, he enrolled in Police Academy and joined forces with the Friendswood Police Department, of Friendswood, Texas. He worked in numerous roles during his 27 year career in law enforcement. He held membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, Forgery Investigators Association of Texas and Friendswood Police Officers Association.

Ray spent 49 years in Friendswood, Texas, before proudly returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2020. In his free time during retirement he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, bowling, golfing, fishing, and most especially dining at local restaurants.

Ray was of Christian faith and is safe in the arms of our loving God.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Verna Jean Trapman; son, Stanley John Trapman; parents, Betty Seymour and John Trapman; stepfather, Aubrey Seymour; and former wife, Sharon Sue Fulcomer.

Survivors include his children, Harold Steven Trapman (Stephanie) and Anna Sue Allen; grandchildren, Cody Allen, Travis Allen, Taylor Trapman, Colton Trapman and 2 great grandchildren; siblings, Karen Yarbrough (Bob), Lou Ann Henderson (Paul Parker), Kathy Stringer (Dean), Aubery Seymour, Yvonne Holland, Yvette Monk (Ronnie), Belinda McGovern (Mickey); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM, with visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd. West Jackson County. Military honors will be held following the memorial service.

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Visitation

Monday, December 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - West Jackson County

13872 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

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Memorial Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Riemann Family Funeral Home - West Jackson County

13872 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

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