Born March 15, 1933, in Clay County, he was the son of Virgil H. and Helen Orndorf Trout.
On March 6, 1952, he married Mary Ann Casassa Trout.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer at the family business, Casassa Dairy Farm.
He was a 1951 graduate of Staunton High School, where he was an outstanding athlete in baseball and basketball.
Buggs played professional baseball in the New York Giants minor league organization and later played and coached for the Staunton All-Stars.
He loved hunting and fishing, bowling and was an avid golfer, but most of all, Buggs loved anything and everything his grandchildren were involved in and especially his and their horses.
He was a member of the Brazil Elks Lodge No. 762, American Legion Post NO. 2, and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Casassa Trout; sons Joe Trout and wife Nancy, and Tony Trout and wife Tammy; five grandchildren, Josh Trout and wife Kelsey, Katie Trout, Tyler Trout, Craig Trout and Alli Trout; one great-granddaughter, Audri Trout; three sisters, Phyllis Brown and husband Jim, Linda Cobb and husband Larry, and Jonie Norman and husband David; brothers-in-law Jim Casassa and wife Lois and Jack Casassa and wife Pat; sister-in-law Margaret "Dood" Kennedy and husband John "Beanie"; a close cousin Bob Moore and wife Kathleen, several close nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.14, 2007, in the French Funeral Home with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Monday (today) in the funeral home. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Humane Society or to the charity of the donor's choice. For more information or to light a candle in his memory, log on to www.frenchfuneralhome.com.