John "Trey" Shaunfield III '22 August 18, 2023 3:50 PM updated: August 18, 2023 3:58 PM
John Edward "Trey" Shaunfield, III
April 16, 1999 - August 11, 2023
John Edward "Trey" Shaunfield, III born April 16, 1999 in Dallas, Texas, was tragically taken from us on August 11, 2023 at the age of 24. Trey was a shining light in the lives of those that knew him and will be missed every day. Trey was the oldest son of John Shaunfield, Jr. and Leslie Lurich Buxkemper and brother to Austin Shaunfield.
In Trey’s short life he accomplished a great deal through his strong sense of dedication, discipline and intuitiveness. His quick-witted humor always made for interesting conversations when in his company. Trey graduated from Parish Episcopal School in 2018.
He went on to study economics at Texas A&M University where he was enrolled in the Fast Track Program and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration Class of '22 and Master of Science in Economics in 2023. Trey inherited from his father, grandfather Ken and his uncle Jack his interest in real estate and received his Texas real estate license when he turned 18. While attending Texas A&M, he was an intern at the Texas Real Estate Research Center performing research for the Tierra Grande Magazine and was the only intern with a real estate license. Over the last couple of years, Trey developed a strong interest in law and after several conversations and guidance from his family, he enrolled and was eager to attend the University of North Texas College of Law in August of 2023. He intended to specialize in constitutional law.
Trey was a loyal friend and mentor. He kept in close contact and communication with his friends from high school, college and fraternity brothers from Pi Kappa Alpha. His friendships were a highlight in his life and he even mentioned recently how he wanted more opportunities to travel the country to enjoy new experiences with them. He will be remembered for all the heart that he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them and everyone he touched recognized this love, inspiration and support. He loved history, hunting, the mechanics of firearms, cars, jet skis and life on the lake. Trey was also very mechanically inclined and loved tinkering with things including rebuilding his jet ski and Jeep. He had a tremendous passion for shooting sports and was a proud member of the Texas A&M Trap & Skeet Team.
Trey was raised with a strong faith instilled by his family and Parish Episcopal, which was further nurtured and strengthened by his college girlfriend Camille LaGroue. He was highly driven, had strong values and a great sense of humor. He had a wonderful future ahead of him and the family feels he would have done amazing things. Trey and his brother Austin shared a special bond that was strengthened by their many similar passions.
Trey was preceded in death by his grandfather Ken Lurich, Jr. and his uncle Matthew Shaunfield.
Trey is survived by his mother Leslie Lurich Buxkemper, stepfather Bruce Buxkemper, father John Shaunfield, Jr., brother Austin Shaunfield, his grandparents Lyn Lurich, John Shaunfield, Barbara Shaunfield, uncle Ryan Lurich, aunt Mona Lurich and many nieces, nephews, great aunts and uncles and cousins and countless friends (and his dogs Rocky and Reggie).
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75254