Garrell Trogdon was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. He passed away peacefully at his home in Franklin on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. He was 81.
Garrell was born on May 19, 1933, in Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Gail (2009), and their son Timothy (1963). Also preceding Garrell was his father, George Edward, and his mother, Mildred.
Garrell graduated from Franklin High School in 1952 as part of a special class known as the Sons of Franklin.
Garrell also served in the U.S. Army before returning to Franklin in 1955. Garrell was widely known throughout Johnson County for his work in construction and then for his ownership-management role with T-Baron Liquors.
The focus of his life was family and friends. Garrell was a kind and compassionate man, extending friendship to anyone who would extend their hand. He loved hunting and fishing. Garrell and Gail also shared a passion for collecting antiques.
Garrell and Gail were devoted members of St. Rose of Lima for their entire adult life. Garrell also held several positions with the Knights of Columbus over the past 25 years.
Surviving Garrell and Gail are two daughters, Kandance Moore and Kimberly Trogdon-Lane, both of Franklin; three sons, Kevin Trogdon and Joe Trogdon of Franklin, and Ed Trogdon of Lisle, Illinois; three granddaughters, Deidra Lane, Danielle Lane and Miken Trogdon; and two grandsons, Zachary (Abigail) Trogdon and Neal Trogdon-Lane. Garrell also had four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. Two sisters, Myrtle Shriner and Nancy Pat Scarborough, and special cousin, Kenny Spears, also survive.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin with military honors conducted by the Franklin American Legion Post No. 205.
Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN 46131; and/or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002.
Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.net.