John Transou

John E. "Buba" Transou

Friday, April 19th, 1957 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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John E. "Buba" Transou, age 62, of Orrville, entered into rest, Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at Orrville Pointe in Orrville following a period of declining health.

He was born on April 19, 1957 in Brownsville, TN. to Spearmon A. and Louginia (Taylor) Transou.

John had been an Orrville resident for the last 13 years and previously had lived in the Mansfield area before moving to Wooster in 1981.

He previously had worked as a Security Guard in the Loss Prevention Dept. for Drug Mart in Wooster for 16 years.

He enjoyed music, hiking and loved to write poetry in his spare time. He was an avid pool shooter and enjoyed dancing for many years. He mostly loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son, Spearmon J. Transou & his fiance, Cherri Gift of Wooster; the love of his life, Celia Ann (Anderson) Transou; grandchildren, Catherine C. and John J. Transou; a brother, Daryl (Melinda) Transou of Columbus, OH.; sisters, Brenda Jackson of Mansfield, OH. and Keisha Feagin of Milwaukee, WI. and a host of nieces and nephews, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Mariah A. Bonds.

Services will be Saturday, 12:00 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home with Apostle Dr. Lottie M. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Wooster Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour (11:00-12:00p.m.) prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH. 44691 or Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA. 18901.

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Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.
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Celia A Transou

Posted at 11:14pm
So many memories of our life together would take a lifetime but every memory of our life will never ever be forgotten. There’s not a second that goes by that you’re not thought of. Your presence touched so many people and you will never ever be forgotten.

Can’t believe it’s been a year, doesn’t seem right but it has. You are deeply missed and soon will see you again. Love you so much! Celia

Sharon Short

Posted at 08:55pm
Hello oh, my name is Sharon short. I used to work at Orrville Pointe in the kitchen. I really loved John. I have a lot of memories of times with John but there was one memory that was really really special that I'd like to share with you. One day it was near dinnertime and I happened to go out of the kitchen and John was in the hallway waiting to go upstairs on the elevator. He saw me and called me over to him, and he asked me if he could sing me a song. I was surprised and I said why sure you can sing me a song. He looked up at me and he started singing I don't remember the name of the song, but it's the song where couple of lines are "fairy tales can come true it can happen to you if you're young at heart." ,I had goosebumps I really felt the presence of God in all over me as he sang... He sang the whole song. I was so touched. Later on I went and recorded that song on my phone and I also wrote the words down so I could read them. John was a very special man and he will be missed.

Arleen Transou

Posted at 08:55pm
Memories are far too many to list, 20 years of them, John...I always called you John, we shared words, lots of them, and laughter, and our opinions were always opposite, but it was always ok, I felt your love and appreciation for being the Mother of your beloved grandchildren, even though we hardly ever agreed on anything, didn’t mean we didn’t have mutual love and respect for one another, I’ll miss your passion, and vibrancy, I’ll always remember you, it’s time you take your place in heaven, you definitely earned it, Rest easy and peacefully, I’ll see you again some day! Thoughts and prayers said for all those left behind to mourn.

~Arleen McWilliams Transou~
Mother of Catherine C and John J

Jill Justice Posted at 10:26pm

I met John while helping Celia. Then later on I continued to run into him at Drug Mart. He was just the kindest man! He had a great deal of love for his family. He always spoke of them with great pride and love. I believe we were all blessed to have him touch our lives and I say to John, " you may be gone but not forgotten, God bless you!" My condolences to the family.

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