William T. ‘Bill’ Trout

William T. ‘Bill’ Trout

William T. “Bill” Trout, 92, of Highland, and formerly of East Cape Girardeau, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Highland Health Care Center. 

He was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Holcomb, Mo., the son of Raymond and Mamie Agnes Meyers Trout.  

He married Susan “Sue Ann” Bess on July 8, 1949.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2021.

Mr. Trout worked as a bus driver and custodian at Egyptian School in Tamms.

He is survived by sons William Van (Debra) Trout of Terre Haute, Ind., and Wayne (Sherry) Trout of Festus, Mo.; daughters Marcie Lipe of Imperial, Mo., and Arlene Heath of Granite City; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Brenda Davis, Linda Hardin and Carolyn Thorn;  nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons-in-law, Mike Lipe and Jim Heath; four sisters, Jean Mayberry, Mavis Wilson, Mildred Austin and Erma Lee Trout; and two brothers, Vernon Ray and Wiley Trout.

Funeral services for William T. “Bill” Trout will be held  at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, with his grandsons, the Rev. Dennis Heath and the Rev. David Trout, officiating. Interment will follow in Lindsey Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Wabash Valley Teen Challenge, 1340 Chestnut St., Terre Haute, Ind. 47807.

Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.

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