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Thomas Traylor

September 5, 1934 — November 18, 2022

S. Chesterfield

Thomas Richard Traylor, Jr. “T.R.”, 88, of S. Chesterfield passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022. Born September 5, 1934, he was the son of the late Alice Barricks and Thomas Richard Traylor, Sr., and was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce Robertson Traylor; and brother, Hardy B. Traylor.

T.R. was a longtime member of Life Church. He worked as a mixer for Nolde Bakery in Petersburg, where he retired after 20 years. For the next 24 years, he worked in maintenance for Chesterfield County Public Schools before retiring. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. T.R. was a big fan of the Matoaca High School Football team, having attended every game he could. He was also a loving father and devoted husband, who took care of his wife when she became sick and visited her every day during her time in the nursing home.

He is survived by two sons, Terry Traylor (Toni) of Dinwiddie, and Thomas “Bubba” Traylor (Sharon); one daughter, Carol Pannill; five grandchildren, Dustin Traylor (Anna), Lauren Traylor, Brandon Traylor (Austin), Ryan Traylor, and Ty Pannill; four great-grandchildren, Tessa, Kira, Alice, Owen; sister, Susan Stone; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will follow in East Matoaca Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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