Obituary: John David (Jack) Trunnell

Obituary: John David (Jack) Trunnell

John David (Jack) Trunnell of McLean, Va. died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully, surrounded by his wife and five sons. He was 65.

He was CFO and co-owner of Trunnell Electric in Rockville. Along with his two brothers, he led a second-generation family business that celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 and earned recognition by the Washington Business Journal as one of the leading family-owned businesses in the D.C. area. He was active in Trunnell Electric for over 37 years.

Born on Nov. 26, 1951 at Doctor’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., he was one of five sons. A graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., he lived his entire life in the D.C. area.

A member of Calvary Church in Annandale, Va., he was a man of faith, a family man and a great friend. He was involved in volunteer work for his church, including helping to redo the grounds and guiding electrical rewiring of the church building. In the community, among other activities, he was a regular presence at Langley (Va.) High School lacrosse games, grilling burgers at the snack bar.

A lover of history, he enjoyed taking his five sons on trips to Civil War battlefields. He also loved the outdoors, spending hours in the yard and garden, both at home and while helping others.

In addition to his wife and sons, he leaves behind his mother, Jean Trunnell; four brothers; seven grandsons; and one granddaughter.