Wesley O. Tranter, 75, of Jackson passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his home.

He was born March 5, 1941 in St. Louis, MO the son of John and Arlene Spiess Tranter.  He and Babs Wallace were married on May 30, 1964 in Phoenix, AZ.

Wesley worked until retirement as a Pipefitter/Welder with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562.  He had a deep passion for music and enjoyed playing the guitar.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Navy Football fan.  Most of all Wesley enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Loving survivors include his wife of 52 years Babs, a son Kent Tranter and his wife Margene of Chesapeake VA, and a daughter Kristin Johnston and her husband Walter of Jackson.

Also surviving are six grandchildren, Evan, Braden, and Graysen Johnston and Jackson, Sawyer, and Sadie Tranter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service is planned.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project @ woundedwarriorproject.com

Sympathy messages may be sent to the family on-line at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Rick Hoffman

    Babs and family, my condolences with the passing of Wes. Babs, I have thought of you often over the years since the time at APS. We shared many good times and successes. I remember Wes mostly from the Christmas parties. He was always friendly and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. I am planning an APS reunion at my cabin in Altenburg in the Spring, more info when time nears, hope to see you then.
    With regards,
    Rick and Mary Ann Hoffman

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