Walter “Sonny” Gordon Trimble Jr.

April 5, 1948 - August 4, 2022
Walter “Sonny” Gordon Trimble Jr.

Trimble, Walter G. “Sonny”, 74, of New Port Richey, passed away on August 4, 2022, at Solaris Healthcare in Hudson, FL. Born and raised in Omaha, NE, he graduated from Benson High School. Sonny spent most of his life in Omaha, NE but also lived in Council Bluffs and Harlan, NE for 10 years before moving to New Port Richey, FL in 2017 to be closer to his family. His love for horses is what kept him going every day. Horses were his life! When his children were young, they spent much of their time in the barn and at horse shows on the weekends. Sonny bought his first horse when he was a teenager. In his later years, he did some horse breeding and at any given time he would have about 10-15 horses on his property where he lived until 2017. Time spent around his horses and his dogs, Callie and Abby, was when he was happiest. Sonny had a great sense of humor. He was always joking around and he loved giving people a hard time. He also loved to watch western movies, especially anything with John Wayne. As a lover of ice cream, he would never turn down a chocolate frosty or strawberry sundae. Sonny is survived by his daughters, Angela Johns (Matthew), and Nikki Wenninghoff; his grandchildren, Logan, 18, Hannah, 16, Makenzie, 25, and Kohl, 23; and his great-granddaughter, Holly, 19 months. Sonny is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joan Trimble; nieces, Jennifer VanHaitsma and Katie Mather; nephew, Matt Trimble and his cousin, Shanin Marinus.  Sonny is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Sally Trimble; his brother, Gary Trimble; his Aunt and Uncle, Connie and Gene Trimble and his cousin, Mark Trimble.

A memorial service will be held in Omaha, Nebraska at a later date.


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  • August 10, 2022
    Gail Young says:
    I knew Sonny when he was a resident at Brookdale Senior Living. I was a Med Tech and would give him his meds in the 3-11 shift. When i would go to his room to give him his meds we would often have long chats and some laughs together. I will never forget him. Rest in Peace my friend ❤️