Trout Rev. David Charles Trout, age 69, of Gahanna, OH, passed away on September 18, 2013 at OhioHealth Kobacker House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on August 17, 1944 in Middletown, Ohio. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1962, Otterbein College in 1966, where he majored in Vocal Music and Theater, and United Theological Seminary in 1970. He was ordained a full Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1970. He sang professionally throughout the United States with two other United Methodist pastors. They were called the "Newcomers" while they sang in seminary, and changed the name in 1970 to "The Light Company." As a pastor he served West Elkton EUB, Ohmer Park UMC, Normandy UMC, Mt. Airy UMC, Oxford UMC, Milford First UMC, and Church of the Messiah UMC where he retired. After retirement he was associated with Church of the Redeemer UMC. He also served as interim pastor at Maple Grove UMC. After retirement David was also a part time employee of Gahanna Hardware, while also pursuing his long-time hobby of fixing clocks. He was a member of the ET Carson Masonic Lodge in Cincinnati. David was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Connie Trout, and a brother James Trout. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Tharp Trout of Columbus, OH, a son, Mark (Cobin) Trout, of Milford, OH, and Sharon (Robert) Trout Lightfoot, of Woodbridge, VA, as well as five grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at Church of the Messiah UMC, 51 N. State St. Westerville, OH on Sunday, October 6 at 4 p.m. The family will greet friends at the church from 2-4 p.m. before the service and after the service in the church fellowship hall where refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to OhioHealth Hospice, Columbus, OH, or to the memorial fund of the church of your choice. Arrangements by HILL FUNERAL HOME Hill Funeral Home of Westerville.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 21, 2013