James Trogdon

Posted 9/4/20

James “Jim” Raymond Trogdon 86, passed away at 4:56 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute Ind.  He was a lifelong farmer.

Private interment is in Vermilion …

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James Trogdon

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James “Jim” Raymond Trogdon 86, passed away at 4:56 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute Ind.  He was a lifelong farmer.

Private interment is in Vermilion Cemetery.  Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Trogdon was born March 31, 1934, the son of the late Charles Raymond Trogdon and Beulah Frye Trogdon. Upon returning home from military service, he married Marivee Spillman Trogdon Oct. 16, 1955.

He is survived by his wife Marivee of almost 65 years; their two sons,  Keith Raymond (Glenna Gosnell) Trogdon and Kevin (Christie Stone) Trogdon; he had the pride of being a grandpa to four grandchildren, Jamie Trogdon, Jared (Kristen Keeter) Trogdon, Erik Raymond Trogdon, all of Paris and Jenni (Jason) McKay of Effingham; six great-grandchildren who called him “Pa,”  Hallee  Rhoads, Krayten, Suttyn and Pryor Trogdon, all of Paris, Benson and Sadie McKay of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Trogdon was known for his sense of humor and the ability to tell stories of years gone by. Someone should have recorded all of his memories as a lifelong resident of Edgar County.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Korean War and was stationed in Japan.  

Mr. Trogdon served as the Trustee for the Paris Community Fire Protection District for more than 40 years, Elbridge Township Trustee, Edgar County Assessor Office Board of Review, Soil and Water Conservation District Board Member and was a member of the Success Christian Church. 

He enjoyed attending all the grandkids’ sporting events, rarely ever missing a football or basketball game.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed teaching the kids and grandkids to count in Japanese.  He will always be remembered for closing the shed doors until somebody yelled, "Hey, I'm in here.”

Memorial donations may be made to the Edgar County 4-H Association. 

Online condolences may be left at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.