He was born March 28, 1930, to Charles E. and Florence (Howald) Trout, in Brazil.
Carson attended grade school at Wools Elementary School on south Waterworks Road, moving to Staunton Elementary in the sixth-grade. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1948.
Working summers on sections gang for the railroad during high school and at Arktex Clay Factory and the old Libby tomato factor after graduation.
He attended Indiana State College for one year and in 1951, joined the Army and served until July 1953, in Korea. He received an honorable discharge.
Later, he received a special medal from the Korean government thanking all American soldiers for coming to Korea's aid.
In 1954, he met and married Marilyn Weaver, who survives him.
He joined I.B.M. in 1954, retiring in 1987.
He attended the First Baptist Church of Brazil. He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 264, Brazil Eastern Star No. 80, belonged to the American Legion Post No. 2, and the V.F.W. Post No. 1127.
He was an avid gardener with a very green thumb, an artist and loved working in his wood shop. His most enjoyable job was looking out and taking care of all his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles E. and Florence (Howald) Trout, and brother Marshall Lee Trout.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Weaver) Trout, daughters Darlene Shepard, Brazil, andPhyllis Emmert and husband Todd, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, sons Carl Trout and wife Kathy, Brazil, David Trout and wife Angie, Indianapolis, and Jerry Shepard, Brazil, grandchildren Jacob Shepard and wife Mandy, Samantha Biddle and husband B.J., Laura Shepard, Lindsay Trout, Elizabeth Terril and husband John, Emily Trout, Amy Cleveland, all of Brazil, Chrystal Emmert, Washington, D.C., Kaylee Trout, Brooklee Trout, both of Indianapolis, and Kevin Cleveland, Austin, Texas, great-grandchildren Damon and Callie Shepard, and A.C. Head and Ellee Biddle, all of Brazil, sister Bertha Mae Trout and brother Larry Trout and wife Sondra, all of Brazil, sisters-in-law Rosalyn Bellamy, Batavia, Ohio, Linda Williams and husband Michael, Loveland, Ohio, and Charlene Mattox and husband Richard, Rosedale, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory, Friday, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with military graveside services provided by members of the V.F.W. Post 1127, American Legion Post No. 2, as well as United States Army.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, from 4-8 p.m., with Masonic Memorial Services at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.