He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Columbus, Ind., as the son of Arville and Magdalene Jones Trotter. He graduated from Seymour High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps until his Honorable Discharge. He married Marilyn Ann Gaudineer in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 18, 1955. He worked at several companies including Cummins, Hoover, American Latex, Paitson Bros., Dave Rush Ford, French Auto Sales and Doan & Decker Ford. He also worked as the chaplain at the Light House Mission.
He was pastor of the Mansfield Bible Church since 1977, a Boy Scout leader, a member of the July Triple T Foxhunters and enjoyed racing pigeons, hunting and winning souls for the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandchild Christian Norton.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Ann Trotter, children Tony Trotter (Valerie), Tania Smith (Tom), Sheri Trotter and companion Kevin Bray, Santa Kester (J.K.), Todd Trotter (Jennifer), Cocoa, Fla., sisters, Patti Ingram (Vernon), Butlerville, and Tammi Kleber (Bob), Seymour, brother Terry Trotter (Bernie), Seymour, brother-in-law Jary Gaudineer (Sam), West Des Moines Iowa, grandchildren Shannah Smith, Scott and Kelly Smith, Karina and Johathan Wallace, Tom and Brandy Trotter, Melissa and Brian Graham, Nelson and Crystal Norton, Ashli and Eric Patterson, Angel and Jackson Thomas, Cheyenne Archer, Shawnee Archer, Jacob Kester, Nadia Kester, Erica Trotter and Joe Trotter.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren Mercedes Drake, Shane Hood, Josiah and Jadon Wallace, Trenton Dayne Smith, Austin, Jordan and Jacey Graham, Steve Norton, Judah Patterson, and Roger, Lilly and Joshua Thomas, and several nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends who helped with care, including Donna Jones and Rick Thompson.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. Visitation will be June 26, at Christ Community Church, Brazil, from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., with a memorial service to be conducted at the church at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Church Rebuilding Fund, PO Box 731, Brazil, Ind. 47834.
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