Mr. James Keith Troutman passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, N.C., with his wife by his side, followed shortly by his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.
Jimmy was born February 11, 1941, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Robert Paul Troutman and Grace Cook Troutman. He graduated from Troutman High School in 1959, and then went on to Kings Business College in Charlotte.
He is survived by this wife, Betty Jean Byers Troutman. They were married on June 28, 1963. He was predeceased by his only brother Jerry Paul. He is also survived by his son, Keith Anthony Troutman and his wife Sherry McCoy Troutman. In addition to Keith, Jimmy is survived by his granddaughter, Kayleigh Troutman Roberts and grandson-in-law Sean Roberts, along with his nephew, Stephen Troutman. To his granddaughter Kayleigh, he was fondly known as Pop.
Jimmy served the Town of Troutman for 28 years and also the local fire department for 30 years of dedicated service. Jimmy was also a very active member of Holy Trinity Luthern Church and loved to sing in the choir each Sunday when he was able. Jimmy and Betty Jean were beautifully honored earlier this year as Citizens of the Year by the Town of Troutman.
His funeral services along with the receiving of friends will be held Monday, December 27, at 3 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman. Pastor Heidi and Dieter Punt will perform the services and his nephew, Rev. Phillip Brown, will give the Eulogy. Active pallbearers will be Sean Roberts, Barry Marlowe, Scott Byers, Chris Brown, Stephen Troutman, and Jody Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be seated in a special row for any members of his high school graduating class of 1959 and any retired or active members of the Troutman Fire Department.
The family would like to give a special thanks to doctors and nurses at the Iredell Memorial Hospital, all of the staff at Marks, Foushee and Acevedo doctors office with a special thanks to Dr. James S. Foushee for his years of care to Jimmy, S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House caregivers team, and the community of Troutman for their support and kindness through this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 Morgan Street, Troutman, NC 28166 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.