Trainor, JamesErnestourbrotherpassedawayon February 7, 2022. His big heart got him beforeanything else could. He was a native of Tampa as was hisfather whose father before him arrived in town shortly after 1900.Born on November 1, 1950 he picked me up, beat me up, andelevatedme up a place I do not deserve. He waspredeceased by ourparents James and Yolandaandhis wife of 30 years Annie. After Oak Grove Jr. High, he attendedLeto High Schooland was a 1968graduate of theirCharterClass.
He went on to be a proudUnionMillwright, and Past President of Millwright Local 1000. He served on numerous committees including the NegotiatingCommittee that initiated the locals Annuity Fund. He was a Council Representative for theCentral/NorthFloridaCarpentersRegional Council serving the needs of Local 1000.
He became an avid race fan at an early age when he attended the first 500 held at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway. His interest in racingcarriedhiminto many venues of thesport. In the 70’shewas a leadmember of “The Animal Camp”group that attended the 12 Hours of Sebring. This groupwasalsoinvolved in the historic event of building a dirt track indoors at the then namedFlorida Suncoast Dome (nowTropicana Field) which hosted a World of Outlawsevent. We attended the Indianapolis500,KnoxvilleNationalsandnumerousIMSA and NASCAR races throughout the country.When his brother went racing, so did he.
Serving as spotter, mentor, and critic.
He loved hisGators and bled Orange and Blue. He enjoyed life to its’ fullest and lived by his motto; “Every night is Saturday night andeverydayis Sunday”. By passing he relinquishes his seat on SympathyCorner at Rickson the River at HappyHour. He is survived by his brother Mike and wife Debi, Shelby and Seth.
His sister Donna and husband Lowell, and their daughterLucky.
Come celebrateTrainor in style at hisoffice at Ricks’ on the Riveron Sunday March 13, 2022 from 2pm until 4pm.