MURPHYSBORO - Kenneth "Kenny" F. Trotter, 60, passed away at 5:45 a.m. at his son's residence in Pittsburg, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
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Kenneth was born on Oct. 21, 1953, in Camp Legeune, N.C., to Kenneth Trotter and Wanda (Cochran) Trotter.
He served from 1972 to 1980 in the U.S. Marine Corp and in the U.S. Army for four years each. He was a member of Murphysboro VFW Post 7190, where he had been Post Commander and Adjunct.
Mr. Trotter retired as a correctional officer at Menard Penitentiary in Chester after 25 years of service. He loved to ride motorcycles and his hobby was working at the car wash.
He married Susan Swayze on Oct. 8, 1976, in Peoria, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons and their wives, Robert and Melissa Swayze of Pittsburg, and Curt and Danielle Trotter of Pearland, Texas; and five grandchildren, Jordan Swayze, Jayden Swayze, and Lexsey Swayze, all of Pittsburg, and Hayli Trotter and Chance Trotter of Pearland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel officiating, Following the services, military services will be conducted at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 127, VFW Post 7190 and 2605, and the Jackson County DAV Chapter 69. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home. After the services, his body will be cremated as per his wishes.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
For more information, visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Jan. 31, 2014