Thomas N. Trotter

May 24, 1942 ‒ December 15, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thomas N. Trotter, age 73, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday evening, December 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on May 24, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, son of the late James and Carline (Overman) Trotter.

Tom honorably served his country in the Naval Reserve and worked for the United States Postal Service before retirement.

Tom is survived by his children, Sean (Sabrina Zornes) Trotter and Geoffrey Trotter of Mount Vernon, Kristina (Gary) Stewart of Bedford and Jenifer (Chris) Sikich of Loveland, CO; grandchildren, Kyle, Killian, Xoe, Sierra, Taylor, Omri, Paisley and Peyton; significant companion of 14 years, Retha DeHaven of Mount Vernon;  brothers, Perry (Carla) Trotter of Kingman, AZ and Carroll (Donna) Trotter of St. George, UT; sister, Vergie Littau of Henderson, NV;  and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother, Dwight Trotter.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon. Military Honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Tom had a request that everyone who attends his memorial service, please bring a single sunflower and memories to share with his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Thomas N. Trotter.

  • To Tom’s family I am so sorry for your loss.I am Marcella Blair’s mother and he was best man at her and Jerry’s wedding.Though I did not know him well, I know that he and Marcy had a special love and bond for each other. The first time I met him was in the parking lot of Taco Bell.I will always remember how he praised her as such a good girl.and a great friend.He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  • Sean and family
    We are so sorry for you lose. Heaven received one amazing angel! We are here if you need anything we love you all
    Brenda and Brittany McNamara