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Charles Eugene Trotter

Charles Eugene Trotter, 86, of Greenville died May 19, 2008, at Colonial Lodge-Tender Care nursing facility. Services are at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 23, 2008, in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Marvin McDaniel and Becky Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the funeral home.

Born July 25, 1921, in White Rock, he was the son of Guy G. Trotter and Sarah Esther Rambo Trotter. On January 21, 1951, he was married to Betty Green in Honey Grove.

Mr. Trotter was a retired auto mechanic for the City of Greenville. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors are two sons, Guy Trotter and wife Dana Trotter of Caddo Mills and Roy Trotter and wife Karen Trotter of College Station; a daughter, Carrie Trotter Brazeal and husband, Clif Brazeal of Lucas; sister Mildred Williams of College Station; six grandchildren, Stacey Mitchell and husband Mark Mitchell, Shannon Unruh and husband Clint Unruh, Cole Wright, Craig Brazeal, Cara Brazeal, and Devin Anne Trotter; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1999; two brothers, Raymond Trotter and Garland Trotter; and nine sisters, Daphine, Bernice, Lottie, Pearl, Pauline, Ophie, Mattie Lou, Frances, and Eunice.

Pallbearers are Weldon Mays, Verdane Nalls, Craig Brazeal, Guy Trotter, Roy Trotter, and Clif Brazeal.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Trotter’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Colonial Lodge-Tender Care and the American Hospice for the excellent care they provided for him.

(May 22, 2008, The Greenville Herald Banner)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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