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Michael L Trumbo

May 7, 1945 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 75)


Michael Lee Trumbo passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Pinehurst, NC.  Michael was born the day before VE Day, May 7, 1945 to Francis (Pinky) and Mary (Poopsy) Trumbo in Clarinda, IA.  Mike had health struggles for the last 18 years and his lowly body has now been transformed to be like Jesus' glorious body (Philippians 3:21).  

Mike (Poppy) and his wife Belinda (Nonny) were married for 43 years.  They met on a blind date and were engaged 2 weeks later.  She preceded him in glory by 3 years, and they are now rejoicing and feasting together at the Lord's banqueting table.

Mike has left a physical and spiritual legacy.  His legacy is being carried on by his 3 sons and their wives - Ryan and Lacey, Jared and Chyloe, and Chad and Molly.  His name (that's what happens when you have so many boys) and legacy is continuing in his 10 grandchildren - Keegan, Jake, Ainsley, Reese, Reid, Jane Dare, Beckett, Saely, Nash, and Fitz.  His legacy is being lived out and carried on by the hundreds of teenagers now adults who called him coach either on the soccer field or baseball diamond where he came alongside boys and helped them become men.  The seed that he and Belinda sowed into the teenagers at First Baptist Church of Prescott, AZ has been multiplying all over the globe. Mike served as deacon and also taught the High School Sunday School class for nearly a decade.  He was both a student and gifted teacher of God's Word. 

Mike never met a stranger.  His humor was appreciated by friends, family, and ICU nurses alike.  As the older brother to Gary and Thom Trumbo, and the father of 3 boys, he was the prototypical boys dad - coached sports well, communicated his love liberally, asked forgiveness when in the wrong, and executed the 'pull my finger' trick to perfection. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen, NC for caring well for Mike the last few years.

Family will gather on October 3rd in Raleigh to honor and remember Mike/Dad/Poppy, worship Jesus for his love and grace, eat good food, and play whiffle ball.

Condolences may be sent to

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