Phillip William Trotter Sr.

February 16, 1929 ‒ July 16, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Phillip Trotter, 89, of Delaware, passed away Monday morning, July 16, 2018 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.

He was born in on February 16, 1929 to the late John Sooloft & Hazel Mae (Houk)  Trotter.

Phillip worked for Houghton Elevators for many years, he then went on to be partner an owner of Delco Cattle Company located on Clark-Shaw Road in Delaware, County. He then became partner and owner of Thiergartner Implement Company in  Milford Center, Ohio. in most recent years he was the sole owner of Stairway Chairlift Company in the Delaware and Columbus areas.  He was a member and had served two terms at the Business Agent of the Elevators Union Local #37. Phillip enjoyed being a member of Kenny’s Corner Market Coffee Clutch for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Barbara; sons, Phil  (Jennieann) Trotter Jr. of Hattiesburg, MS and Mark (Kathy) Trotter of Delaware; daughter Debi (Ken) Noble of Marysville, Ohio; 4 grandchildren, Kathleen, Sarah, Kevin (Misty) and Micah; 12 great grandchildren; sisters Mary Sparks and Sue Braun of Ohio; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his first wife Virginia “Ginny” Trotter, and brother Jack Trotter.

Phillip loved his family and his home. He enjoyed gardening, and spending time with his dog Petey. Those close to him, especially his wife remember that every day of his life was a special memory.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware where funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in Oller Cemetery.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Trotter family.

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  • We met Mr. Trotter only once, at Mark and Kathy’s house. It was an impromptu visit, yet he kept us entertained the entire evening with his stories of Mark’s youth and especially their dog Petey. Poor, poor Petey. It was obvious from where Mark gets his quick wit and sense of humor! A very special man, indeed.

    Mark and Kathy, – May your many fond memories of your father bring a smile to your face and comfort in your heart.

    Caring thoughts are with you,
    Kerre & Jim

  • As a young girl my memories of Uncle Phil were during the summers when my father, Robert Maxwell (phil’s 1st cousin) took us to Ohio to visit all of our family there. Every year we would spend time at Uncle Phil and Aunt Jenny’s lovely home. They always welcomed us with opened arms and we felt so much love at their home . We also got to spend time with PJ (Phil Jr) and Mark (we called him Marky Maypo) our cousins during our visits. Such wonderful memories I have of Uncle Phil and Aunt Jenny. Over the years I lost contact with family in Ohio but a few years ago I found Phil Jr and we have reconnected as family. I then made a surprise call to Uncle Phil. He was just overwhelmed from my call so we kept in touch ever since. I will miss him very much and want to send my deepest sympathy to Barbara, PJ, Mark and all of his family for their loss. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Uncle Phil, Love always, Joan Maxwell Kuebler, Woodstock, GA.

  • Always have the fondest memories of Phil. He was so funny and upbeat. Always loved visiting with my parents to the farm and then to the house on the River. Loved taking boat rides – he sometimes would let me steer – great fun! Miss the days of my youth with all the cousins. But grateful for all the wonderful memories. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to the family. Unfortunately cannot make it to the services today but my heart will be there in spirit with the family.