I was very sad to hear recently of the passing of a Walsall Wood and local football legend Ron Tranter, who passed away on 11th January 2020 aged 73.
Ron was a huge character and a very respected elder of the local football scene – not just at Walsall Wood but at many other local clubs he worked with over the years.
I’ve had a lot of people ask for the details of Ron’s funeral, so thanks to Andy Roper at Walsall Wood Football Club, I can share them here – Andy wrote:
Ron Tranter’s funeral details are as follows:
Service taking place at Streetly Crematorium, 1pm Friday 7th February 2020.
Afterwards celebrating his fabulous life at The Victoria Club, Norton East Road, Norton Canes
Flowers from immediate family only, however during the day we will be collecting any donations for children with cancer.
My sincerest condolences to Ron’s family and friends: Local sport and the wider community have lost yet another dear, dear friend and great champion.
With this sad loss in mind, another great local football advocate and star, Brian Green has pointed out that this coming Saturday’s home match agains Coventry at Oak Park will be played in memory of Ron Tranter, with monies raised going to the Tranter family.
Brian Green said:
Morning all, Saturdays game against Coventry United at Walsall Wood FC, you need to be there, all gate money will go to Ronald Tranter family.
Ron was sadly taken away at the small age of 73, so on the 73rd minute we need to make as much noise as we can so the LEGEND himself can hear us 😔
RIP Ron miss ya mush 🍻 x
For the Good of The Wood!
The game is £6 entry for adults, £4 for kids/concessions and kicks off at £pm at Walsall Wood FC’s Oak Park ground.
Everyone is welcome, as usual for an afternoon of great football in memory of a great man.