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Gary Lynn Trotter

September 11, 1946 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 73)


Gary Lynn Trotter, 73, Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord, January 17, 2020 after a long battle with Lewy body dementia.  He was surrounded by his loving wife and two children.

He was a veteran of the US Army and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Gary was a lifelong TN Vols fan.

Gary retired from the hospitality industry after 30 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

He enjoyed going to football games, collecting vinyl records and listening to Elvis music.  Gary (PaPa) enjoyed spending time with his family, grandkids, and going to the beach.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newell and Macie Trotter.

He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Billie Stoffle Trotter;  daughter, Kristi Trotter Lester, Jacksonville, FL; son, Erik (Rebecca) Trotter, Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Jaden, Shaylee, and Ean Lester, Eli and Luke Trotter;  sisters, Janet Murray, Knoxville and Marilyn (Pat) Fleming, Wells, Maine.

A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held Wednesday, January 22 at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chuck Patrick officiating.    A family burial will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

A special thank you to all of the doctors and caregivers at the Alvin C. York Veterans Nursing Home, Murfreesboro, TN for their loving care and support.

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The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 pm at Heritage Funeral home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.





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January 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Celebration of Life
January 22, 2020

7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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