Lester "Monk" Ray Troutman , 92, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC. He was born September 20, 1925 in Rowan County, to the late Henry Troutman and Bulah Rimer Troutman. Lester proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of The Bulge.
Lester worked as a Distribution Supervisor for Cannon Mills for 42 years until his retirement. He was a life long member of Rock Grove United Methodist Church and loved to work in his garden with his wife. Monk enjoyed quilting with his wife in the winter time when they couldn't work in the garden.
In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Troutman Taylor, and Elsie Troutman Efird; and a brother, William "Buss" Troutman.
Lester is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth "Lib" Linker Troutman; two sons, Ronnie Troutman and wife Pam of Salisbury, and Ray Allen Troutman and wife Charlotte of Sandy Ridge; his sister, Jean Troutman Kluttz and husband Uncle George of Rockwell; four grandchildren, Rhonda Honeycutt and husband Tim of Kannapolis, Allen Troutman of Concord, Allison Troutman of Louisiana, and Lukas Troutman of Salisbury; seven great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
Due to inclement weather, the services have been postponed to the following date and time.
The Visitation will be Friday January 19, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM at Powles Staton Funeral
Home in Rockwell, NC. The Funeral Service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 PM at the
Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Grove United Methodist Church (1048 Shuping Mill Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146).
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Troutman family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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