Allen Trimble Obituary, Death – Allen C. Trimble, a beloved member of the Corbin community, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. Born on August 13, 1948, in Paintsville, Kentucky, Allen was the son of Granvil C. Trimble and Billie Marie (Allen) Trimble, both of whom preceded him in death.
Allen was a dedicated member of the Corbin Presbyterian Church and leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory. He is survived by his wife, Sherry (Chambers) Trimble, his son Graham Chambers Trimble (Marianne), and three granddaughters named Reagan, Samantha, and Lauren. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Chambers, and his siblings Toni Trimble Lawner (Arnold), Arminta Trimble, and Morton Bruce Trimble (Robin). Additionally, he leaves behind nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends who mourn his loss deeply.
After graduating from Madison Central High School in 1966, Allen pursued higher education at Eastern Kentucky University, where he graduated in 1970. Following his passion for the law, he obtained his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1975. Allen embarked on a distinguished legal career that spanned almost 45 years. He began his legal practice as a partner in the law firm of Forcht and Trimble in Corbin, Kentucky, and later became a partner in the law firm of Trimble and Mann. For 31 years, he served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 34th Judicial Circuit, which encompassed McCreary and Whitley Counties, before retiring in 2018.
As a dedicated prosecutor, Allen made significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s legal system. He served as President of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Association and received the prestigious Kentucky Prosecutor of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2017. Allen played an instrumental role in the creation and construction of the Corbin Campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
He also made a lasting impact outside of his legal career, serving as the President and Coach of the Corbin Little League, where he led the team to a state championship in 1992. Additionally, he served as the Whitley County Trial Commissioner and coached the Williamsburg High School Mock Trial Team. At the time of his passing, Allen was practicing law with Trimble Law in Corbin, Kentucky, and served as the Domestic Relations Commissioner for the 34th Judicial Circuit.
Visitation for Allen will take place from 4:00 P.M. until the funeral hour on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jerome McCullah and Hon. Howard Mann. Allen will be laid to rest in the Highland Memorial Gardens in Paintsville, Kentucky, where he will find eternal peace. The community mourns the loss of a remarkable individual whose contributions and legacy will be cherished for years to come.