Ronald (Bud) Warren Trammell was born on Dec. 8, 1951, in Dumas to Alva and Belle Trammell. He attended elementary and high school in Dumas. He then attended college on a football scholarship to Texas A&M University. Bud graduated from A&M in 1974 and then went to work for National Oilwell Varco. He retired in Houston as a vice president of production from NOV after 40 years of service.

After a long health battle, Bud passed away on Oct. 11, 2019, from heart failure.

He is survived by his mother, Belle Trammell, of Dumas; his wife of 48 years, Nancy Trammell, of Tomball; daughter Traci Newberry (Ben); three grandchildren, Max, Chloe and Olivia; sisters Jeanne Stovall and Sue Holder; niece Sonja Phillips and family; as well as nephews Jeffery Nuner and Eric Nuner and families.