James "Tim" Trotter

james trotter

September 16, 1958 ~ February 17, 2024

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, United States

James “Tim” Trotter, 65, of Owensboro passed away under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Owensboro on September 16, 1958, to Mildred Ann Marler Trotter and the late James Edward Trotter. He previously worked for the City of Nashville in the Metro Parks Department. He is a member of Masonville Baptist Church. Tim loved all things car racing, especially NASCAR, and enjoyed watching the air shows and getting to see the Blue Angels. He liked to build model cars and airplanes and fish in the Gulf. Tim liked to watch scary movies with his little sister and had a love for music from the 70’s and 80’s and anything University of Kentucky sports.
Along with his father, James he is preceded in death by his son Cole Trotter.
Tim is survived by his mother, Mildred Trotter; his sister Tina (Martin) Bickwermert; his nieces Miranda (Greg) McKee and Kalynn (Logan) Rice; and his good friend Donald Shelton and family.
Services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, with Military Honors following, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 and Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Envelopes with be available at the funeral home.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of James “Tim” Trotter Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Mr. Trotter and sign his virtual guestbook at www.haleymcginnis.com.


Visitation: February 23, 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Funeral Service: February 23, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


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  1. Tim was my step-dad for a time in the late 80s. He was so kind to us and I will forever cherish the love and stability we had when he was a part of our family. I am sending so much love and my most sincere condolences

  2. Timmy was the toughest little marine I ever met!He always talked about his little sister and mom with great delight.Tim was a great guy too work with and always wanted to pull his own weight.Tim loved his family and his o’mighty UK WILDCATS.LOVE,HONER ,and RESPECT for my friend!🙏🏻❤️💐

  3. Mildred and Tina ,

    We are so sorry to hear about Tim. He was a wonderful , kind person with a great sense of humor. We know how proud of him you were and how much you will miss him . He made a lasting mark on this earth , especially with his service to his country, but in so many other ways. Although we haven’t seen him much over the years , we are grateful to him for that and proud to have known him. You are in our thoughts and prayers .

    Bill and Karla Jones

  4. Tim was a good friend that we spent a lot of time together through our childhood and early adolescent years. Even at that early age, he had a great sense of humor and fun to be around. I feel fortunate having a person like Tim as a friend.

    My condolences goes out to Mildred, Tina and family.

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