Condolence & Memory Journal

To a great friend, best co-worker, and truly devoted family man...you will be missed and never forgotten.

Posted by Tamela Ensrud - Antioch, TN - coworker   May 17, 2019

You will be sorely missed but we celebrate you going home.

Posted by David and Carmen Henley - TN - Family   May 16, 2019

I still remember the first day I met Trent. He and Cameron were the first ones at the ball field for the first day of practice for the mighty Crieve Hall Rockets 6U. His love for the game was obvious from that moment and he passed it on to the Rockets and countless young players in the years that followed. Trent was kind and patient with the boys and always ready with a joke to keep things in perspective. I'm grateful we got to share a dugout during those years and I could call him my friend. My sincerest condolences to Crystal, Cameron, Ally and the entire family.

Posted by Scott Rhodes - Nolensville, TN - Friend   May 16, 2019

Ally and Cristy. So so sorry for your loss. Trent was a kind soul with a big heart and gave his all as coach and parent.

Posted by Bob Martineau    May 15, 2019

Candle

To My Friend,
We met in the Fall of 1976. We were kindergartners. We went to school together at Crieve Hall, Wharton, McMurray and graduated together from John Overton High School as members of the class of 1989. We played on the same baseball team for 2 years at Hailey Field. Then we played on opposing teams for the next 4 years. But then we were reunited on the same baseball team with some of our other friends for 2 years at the ages of 13 and 14. You were the 1st person on our bus to get cable T.V. in 1982. I was the 2nd. We played hundreds of basketball games with your brothers and numerous friends we had in Crieve Hall. We played backyard baseball and tennis ball games. You took me swimming at your pool- the cold water at the National Guard Pool. We played hundreds of backyard football games which would unfortunately lead to some of your concussions. I'm sure we played over 1,000 wiffleball games. And we were part of the Crieve Hall Crew that put a major beatdown on those McMurray boys on their own field! We played numerous other games and contests we simply made up for friendly competition and companionship.
As teenagers we snuck out late at night to roll people's houses, or to do some late night swimming at the Elks Lodge or simply to just hang out because the days weren't long enough. We rode our bikes for miles and miles around Crieve Hall, until we got our 1st cars. Then we drove each other and our friends around Nashville and Brentwood. You were even driving my 1st car when purple, green smoke was coming out of it because the engine blew. We experienced 1st girlfriends, our 1st time getting drunk, and the 1st time we had our hearts broken. You called me Brother. And you even called my Mother "Mom."
As we grew to be men, we shared in the difficulties and joys of marriage and fatherhood. You were a devoted husband and excellent Father. And although as adults we couldn't possibly spend as much time together as we did as children, we still found time to hang out together and remain close. You were the kindest, most selfless man I ever met. You were a true inspiration to me and a wonderful influence throughout my life. And I needed all the good influences I could get. As far as I'm concerned, humanity lost one of its brightest stars on May 12, 2019. Tears stream down my cheeks as I write this, because like all your many friends and family, I greatly mourn your loss. But I will never forget you. I will hold you in my heart and love you FOREVER Brother!

Your Friend Always,
Vogel

Posted by Chris Vogel - Nashville, TN - Friend   May 15, 2019

I coached against Trent many, many times over the years in the Crieve Hall Baseball League. He was the ultimate gentleman, displayed the highest level of sportsmanship and always had the boys' best interests at heart.

Posted by Brent High - Crieve Hall, TN   May 15, 2019

I was in the Boy Scouts in Troop 227 with Trent. He was a great friend and I will always remember him as a kind and gentle person. RIP and Godspeed in your next journey.

Posted by Abhijit Bhattacharya - New York, NY - Friend   May 14, 2019

So sad. Had the privilege to know and work with Trent. I remember fondly his work ethics and his human touch. We lost a great man.

Posted by Freddy Ramirez - Mason, OH - Coworker   May 14, 2019

So sorry to hear about Trent!! My thoughts & prayers are with you all in this time!!

Posted by Julie Carter Vukadinovich - Memphlis, TN - Classmate   May 14, 2019

I was fortunate enough to know Trent on multiple levels. I knew him as a teenager, as a man and in the world of business. I am blessed to have shared moments of time with him throughout my lifetime.

When a mans spirit is right, he is easy to love. Trent's spirit was right and that made us all love him.

You are all in my prayers.
Gage

Posted by Gage Blue - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   May 14, 2019

I coached softball and basketball with Trent when our girls, Abby & Allie were in grade school. Trent always had such positive energy and was a terrific teacher. He will certainly be missed and continues what seems to be an unfortunate reality of the good die young. Rest in peace my friend for we will all surely see you again soon.

Posted by Clark Hudgins - Nashville, TN - Friend   May 14, 2019

Trent and I worked together at Comdata. He coached our daughter's softball team. He was a gentle quick witted gentleman who was always willing to help out with a smile, kind word. he will be remembered and our thoughts and prayers are with you. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" Matthew 5:$ .

Posted by Paul Cogswell - Chicago, IL   May 14, 2019

One of my best buds from Junior high. I can't recall anyone saying anything but kind words about Trent. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Jason Norris - Hampton, VA - Friend   May 14, 2019