Treff Olden Earney Jr. of Steelville, Missouri was born on Wednesday, May 4, 1949 in Steelville, Missouri to Treff Olden Sr. and Norma Lee Gilmore Earney and passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 22 days.
Treff was a lifelong resident of Steelville, Missouri and graduated from Steelville High School in the Class of 1967.
He then joined the United States Army where he served his country honorably during Vietnam.
He married Sandra Kay Lea, on March 24, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri.
He worked as a trackman driver for Frisco and Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroads until he retired. Treff accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age and was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Cuba, Missouri.
Treff was a member of the American Legion Post #345, VFW Post #6479 and River Valley Custom Car Club. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, whether it was camping, bird hunting for quail and pheasants or deer hunting.
Treff loved old cars and going to car shows. He loved his dogs, especially Beth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Treff Sr. and Norma Lee Earney; parents-in-law, Charles “Hack” and Etta “Verniece” Lea; siblings, Robert “Bob” (Olga) Earney, Alline (Isadore “Sody”) Finocchiaro, Hester Sanders, Vivian (Jack) Barr and infant brother Billy C. Earney; sister-in-law, Edna Earney; and brother-in-law, Dusty Frank.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Earney of Steelville, Missouri; children, Eric (Melanie) Earney of Union, Missouri, Wayne (Karen) Earney of Wausau, Wisconsin and Lana (Matt) Mabe of Steelville, Missouri; siblings, Lloyd “Red” (Charlotte) Earney and Esther Frank, all of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Gary Lea of Azle, Texas and Howard Sanders of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Rylee and Landon Mabe, Hailey and Cammie Earney and Evelyn Earney; other relatives and friends.
The family will have a private graveside service at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri with Pastor Tommy Miller officiating and full military honors.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Arangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.