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1933 Joe 2023

Joe Howard Trotter

September 18, 1933 — June 25, 2023

Vero Beach, Florida

     Joe Howard Trotter, age 89, passed away on June 25, 2023, in Vero Beach, FL. He was born on September 18, 1933, in Kansas City, MO. Joe was a beloved maintenance worker at Vendo Manufacturing and a dedicated line worker at Western Electric. He also owned and operated Joe's Drop Off Laundry.

     Joe's life will be celebrated at a series of events starting with a Visitation on July 5, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Carson-Speaks Chapel located at 1501 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO, United States. This will be followed by a Funeral Service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the same location. The burial will take place at Mt. Washington Cemetery located at 614 S Brookside Ave., Independence, MO, United States from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

     In addition to his successful career and professional contributions, Joe served in the United States Army as a private first class during the Korean conflict. For his service and dedication to his country, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

     Outside of work and military service, Joe enjoyed several hobbies and interests. He had a profound love for classic cars and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. Traveling held a special place in his heart, with Hawaii and Europe being some of his favorite destinations. Joe also loved visiting Lake of the Ozarks and lived there for a few years.

     Joe had a profound love for God and Jesus Christ.  He was a member of the Baptist Church for many years and served as a Deacon of the church. 

     Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Velva Louise Hipkins, and loving daughters, Terry Hill (Steve), Rhonda Dykal (David), and Cindy Fanney (Dave). He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren Clint Fanney (Julie), Daryn Fanney, Ryan Dykal, Nick Dykal, Courtney Gallaway (Max), Shannon Hill, as well as great-grandchildren, Karlie Fanney, Leyna Fanney, August Gallaway, and Riley Gallaway. He is also survived by his brother, Pete Trotter.  He is preceded in death by his father, Ephrom Trotter; mother, Effie Mars; and sister, Viola Lomax, Ellen Chapman, and Patsy Loulos.

     During this difficult time, we extend our deepest sympathies to Joe's family and friends. May the memories of his remarkable life bring comfort and strength to all who knew him.  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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