Euil Trickey

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Euil "E.T." Trickey, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born May 20, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, son of Irl Everrett and Julia Marion Trickey. He and Louise Williams were married June 7, 1942, in Oran, Mo. She died March 11, 2005.

Trickey was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force as a tech sergeant. He achieved the American Service Medal, Medal of Good Conduct and Victory Medal. He also did volunteer work at Missouri Veterans Home, where he was recognized for volunteering more than 10,000 hours. Pershing Veterans Hospital also recognized him for numerous hours of volunteer work.

Trickey was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a Boy Scout leader and member of American Legion Post 63. He was a member of Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672, Scottish Rite member, Valley of St. Louis, and member of Capaha Scottish Rite Club of Cape Girardeau where he was active in the program for speech and language disability. He was also treasurer of the lodge from 2000 to 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Trickey of Cape Girardeau, Ronald Trickey of Everett, Wash.; and two brothers, Woodrow Trickey of Alexandria, Va., and Ralph Trickey of Great Bend, Kan.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, with Rose Croix service at 7, followed by Masonic services.

The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Moon officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park, with full military rites by American Legion Post 63 and Missouri Honor Team.