James Edward (Buck) Troutman, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, NC recently passed to his heavenly home from his residence on Friday, March 15, 2019 with his family by his side.
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Buck was born on January 13, 1935, a son of the late Herman Harrison Troutman and the late Lois Catherine Scott Troutman; being preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Shirley Elizabeth Readling Troutman, who passed on September 21, 2018; and brothers, Boyd, Gene, Ernest, Don and Curtis Troutman and sister, Shirley Preslar.
Buck was a deeply devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and a member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church. Instilling in his family a love of the mountains of North Carolina with its’ creeks, cloud-shaded vistas and wildflower dotted valleys; these mountains became a home away from home for Buck and his generations. His profession was that of a self-employed commercial contractor, and his late wife Shirley, the apple of his eye, was a registered nurse. His family takes solace in the notion that their father was a builder and mother was a healer.
Mr. Troutman is survived by his three daughters; Renee Steadman (Douglas), Selwyn Lang (Scott) and Emily Love (Ray); grandchildren, Candice Hopkins, Michelle Eckert (Andrew), William Moose (Andrea Patino), James Moose, Haley Love, Wesley Love and Ava Pope, and three great-grandchildren; Elizabeth Hopkins, Marli Hopkins and Vera Eckert.
Buck is also survived by his brothers, Grady, David, Bob and Scott Troutman and his sisters, Alice Crayton, Virginia Kowalsky, Shelby Long, Wanda Soots, Connie Draughn and Janet Patterson.
The funeral service for Mr. Troutman will be held at 12 noon, Monday, March 18th at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rodney Quesenberry. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17th at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A committal service will take place at Carolina Memorial Park Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials can be made to his church, Broadus Memorial Baptist Ch., 59 Green St., Concord, NC 28027 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Ln, Kannapolis, NC 28081.