Nashville , Tennessee
Harold Trickey was born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His wife, Kay, passed away in May, 2004. They had four children, Susan, Anne, Rebe and Paul. Harold was a Vanderbilt University graduate and served four years in the United States Navy as captain of a "submarine chaser" during World War II. After the war, he was employed by the St. Paul Insurance Companies for 40 years and was the Tennessee Service Center General manager. He retired from the St. Paul Companies in 1984.
Harold became a member of the Nashville Gun Club in the early 1960's and shot his first registered ATA targets in 1963. He was hooked on the sport and became a Life Member of the ATA in 1971 and proudly displayed his life membership certificate. Harold served as president of the Tennessee State Trapshooting Association in 1972-1973 and again in 1982-1983. In 1972 he received the Mr. Tennessee Trapshooter award. Additionally, he served as the ATA delegate for Tennessee in 1978-1979.
Harold was one of several who were instrumental in working with the State of Tennessee in the development of the Henry Horton State Park as the venue for the Tennessee State Shoot and also the Fall Festival Shoot. These two annual events, were extremely popular among ATA shooters during their years of operation, from 1973 through 2003.
Harold won many trophies in his shooting career and enjoyed traveling and shooting ATA events with his son, Rebe during the 1980's. He participated in over twenty Grand American shoots at Vandalia and looked forward to going each year and was like a kid waiting for Christmas. Poor health limited his shooting in later years but at the time of his death, he was still an active subscriber to the Trap & Field magazine. Harold passed away in October 2004.