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Coach Trimble's minister reflects on his life and legacy

Posted: 6:48 AM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 08:27:52-05

The Jenks community is remembering one of its own as they celebrate the life of Coach Allan Trimble.

Senior Minister Mitch Wilburn said Trimble gave him one directive before speaking Wednesday evening, and that is to make keep it a celebration.

Every Friday for two decades, Wilburn said they met and held a bible study class where the two became close friends.

In the years they knew each other, he said Trimble was always humble, generous and filled with an unparalleled kindness.

Wilburn said even though they knew his passing was inevitable after he was diagnosed with ALS, he said it's still difficult to grasp.

"We know where he is. We know that he's never been better," Wilburn said. "Allan has walked with Jesus and continues to walk with Jesus, but even though we knew this was coming, we prayed like crazy against it. It's still hard to take."

Wilburn told 2 Works for You Trimble's faith meant everything to him and saw how Jesus worked through him in his efforts to start mission work in the church in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his work through the "Trimble Strong " foundation.

Wilburn said the greatest legacy Trimble leaves behind is his wife and daughters, whom he loved more than anything.

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