Funeral services for William A. "W.A." Trotman Jr., 87, of Clarkesville, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Phil DeMore, the Rev. Jan Devereaux and the Rev. Keith Cox officiating.
Mr. Trotman went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
Born Aug. 19, 1932, in the Hill Switch Community just outside of Clarkesville, W.A. was the son of the late Rev. William A. Trotman Sr. and Christabel Foster Trotman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Hazel Trotman; two sisters, Mary Jo Gomillion and Dorothy Arceneaux; and two brothers, Ron Trotman and Sam Trotman.
He was a graduate of Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and earned degrees from Louisiana College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. W.A. was a member of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church. He worked faithfully with the United Methodist Men, the Mission Team, Jetsetters and served as a Sunday school teacher in the Good News class. He was a retired Baptist minister pastoring the following churches: Mullins Ford Baptist Church and Tugalo Baptist Church in Stephens County, Indian Creek Baptist Church in Franklin County, Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard, and Flat Creek Baptist Church in Hall County. He completed his ministry as a Chaplain at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ella Sue Gordon Trotman; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronny and Donna Trotman, Scott and Sthar Trotman, and Lee and Deborah Trotman; stepdaughter, Laverne Hopkins, stepdaughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Bramblett; brother, Doug Trotman; sister and brother-n-law, Sue and Paul Fitzgerald; and sister-in-law Dot Trotman. Surviving grandchildren are Josh Trotman, Trista Trotman Crumley, Stockton Trotman, Justin Trotman, Jeremy Trotman, Seth Trotman, Eric Trotman, Adam Trotman, Kelli Brown, Mikel Bramblett, and Amanda Watts; as well as 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Clarkesville First United Methodist Church missions fund.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hillside Memorial Chapel.