Donald Troutman

September 24, 1938 - April 29, 2016


Donald Troutman, 77, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Friday, April 29, 2016 in Lake Charles.  Don was an amazing athlete.  At the age of 16, he was invited to the Olympic trials.  He earned All American honors in basketball, and track and field at Roanoke High School.  Don was inducted into the McNeese Hall of Fame in 2002.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vicki Troutman of DeRidder, LA; children, ; LaDonna Cagnon of Huntsville, TX, Tanya Henry and husband Richard of Highland Village, TX, and Brenda Nichols of Huntsville, TX;  Daniel Ewell and wife Sita of Manassas, VA, Melissa Baesler and husband Jason of DeRidder, LA, Tara Hairr and husband Greg of Carlyss, LA; brothers, Leonard Troutman and wife Martha of Roanoke, LA, Harold Troutman of Lumberton, TX, David Troutman and wife Annette of Welch, LA, and Carl Troutman of Roanoke, LA; sisters, Francis McCarty and husband Edward of Houma, LA, and Mary Kay Epperly and husband James of Laplace, LA; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Irma of Troutman.


Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Burial will follow at Hinson Cemetery in Knight Community, LA.  Rev. Fred Hartzel will officiate.

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