Lt. Col. C. Ross Trotter (Ret’d), age 83, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Ross was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He served in the Army Reserve for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee. He was gifted in Photography and woodwork and loved gardening, especially with herbs. He was a gifted Bible teacher and, in response to the Lord’s command, has spoken daily on several radio stations, the last of which was WBCR/Alcoa. He is survived by wife, Shirley Trotter; sons and wives, Allen & Becky Trotter, Phil & Johanna Trotter from Wake Forest, NC; two grandchildren, Evan & Allison Trotter; stepson, Greg Bales; stepdaughter & husband, Shelby & Donnie Luckel of Jacksonville, FL. Friends may come by the funeral home between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021 to pay their respects and sign the register book. A private service will be held. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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