Joe Troutman, 96, of Metropolis, left to go fishing with Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
Joe was born Feb. 22, 1923 in Rosedale, Oklahoma to Rev. David and Grace Troutman. The family moved to Metropolis in 1930.
On Sept. 14, 1942, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Dolores R. "Becky" Alliston. They were blessed with four loving children: Joe Alan, Connie Teckenbrock, Dana and Tamara Banks.
Mr. Troutman served in the Army during World War II, was a life member of the VFW and retired from Electric Energy Inc. of Joppa.
Joe enjoyed fishing, painting and woodcarving. He was a member of Seven Mile Baptist Church of Metropolis and attended Word of Life Tabernacle of Metropolis.
Joe will be greatly missed by his children, Joe A. Troutman and wife Glenda of Metropolis, Connie Teckenbrock of Plainfield, Dana Troutman and wife Barbara of Murphysboro and Tamara Banks and husband James of Paducah; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years; his parents; five sisters; and one brother.
Graveside service was held Saturday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Bro. Larry Lunsford officiating. Memorials may be given in Joe's name to Word of Life Tabernacle, 102 E. 20th St., Metropolis, IL 62960. Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.