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H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel

1020 Spring Street Nw, Atlanta, GA

OBITUARY

Frank Troutman

1 November , 193410 August , 2019

1934-2019

Frank Troutman, Jr., 84, died at home in Atlanta on August 10, 2019. Frank was an accomplished businessman who left his mark on Atlanta and Augusta, contributing to the corporate and political communities of both cities with his energy and foresight. He was a gentleman committed to his family, his church, and his community. Frank was a voracious reader, a lover of history, a dedicated gardener, a great dancer, and a lifelong fan of his beloved University of Georgia. Frank was born November 1, 1934 at Piedmont Hospital, the only child of Mary Frank Satterfield and Frank Troutman Sr. As a member of the first graduating class (1952) of Northside High School, Frank was an All-State quarterback. At the University of Georgia, he was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society and of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, serving as president his senior year. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1958. After graduation, Frank joined Castleberry’s Food Company in Augusta where he introduced professional techniques into this family-owned business during his 15-year tenure as president. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization and was in the first Leadership Georgia Class in 1972. Frank was a director of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, a co-founding trustee and chairman of Augusta Preparatory School, a founding director of the Pinnacle Club and was a member of the vestry and a senior warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In 1981, he was appointed to the Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. Bridging his years in Augusta and Atlanta, Frank served for more than 30 years on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Student Education Fund, co-founded by his father in 1946. Frank was active in fundraising for the Georgia Council on Economic Education and served as the council’s third chairman (1976) and was the 2010 recipient of the William J. VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award. Frank was a pioneer in introducing the two-party system to the state, by helping to establish the modern Republican Party as a viable political entity. He was acting chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in 1966 and delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1968. Frank returned to Atlanta in 1983 and held positions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, private banking, metal coating, and most recently for the Dellinger Group of companies based in Cartersville. He served on the boards of the Alliance for Christian Media, the Southeastern Horticultural Society, and the Cherokee Garden Library. He served twice on the chapter of The Cathedral of St. Philip. Frank was a member of the Piedmont Driving Club, Peachtree Golf Club and The Augusta National Golf Club where he was chairman of the Concessions Committee for the Masters Tournament for over 30 years. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Susan Taylor Troutman and by his five children: Lee Cory (Neal) of Louisville, Kentucky; Missy de Souza (Steve) of Concord, North Carolina; Katherine Ferrara of Augusta; Frank Troutman III of Augusta; and Fielding Troutman (Kelly) of Atlanta. He also leaves seven grandchildren: Clem McDavid (Stirling), Maggie Gregory (Manning), Stewart Cory, Preston Cory, Martin Ferrara, Alexandra Ferrara, and Ada Troutman as well as his two great grandchildren, Palmer and Chandler McDavid. He will be sorely missed by his faithful Jack Russell Terrier, Scout. The family is especially grateful for the loving care given to Frank by Shelbert Gaines, Tammeshia Christie, and Michael Scott as well as the staff of Capstone Hospice and HomeCare Assistance. On August 17, a private graveside service will be held followed by a memorial service at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA

30305 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cathedral of St. Philip (www.cathedralatl.org).

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 17 August , 2019

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Joe Campbell

2 September 2019

I always considered Frank to be an old friend whom I saw too little of.

One of my most memorable experiences was when I was a houseguest of Frank and Susan's for the week of the 1989 Walker Cup matches at Peachtree. We had a delightful time.

Missy and Susan, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Sam Jones

23 August 2019

Sorry sorry to hear this sad news. My love and sympathy to Susan, Fielding and the family.

Carolyn Scruggs

17 August 2019

Frank Troutman was a wonderful man who gave so much of himself to the world around him. He will always live in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.

God bless him in his new life and bless his family in these days. ❤

Charles Neel

16 August 2019

I am going to miss Old Chief. I have so many fond memories from the Troutman house. It was always fun to be around the Old Chief whether at the Georgia game or quail hunting in South Georgia.
Quail hunting may have been his best sport but he was always best dressed. I was never sure if Chief was going hunting or to a black tie affair but he was always a good sport.
If I didn't see Chief during the year, I would always see him at the Masters. About 10 years ago, I saw him at the main entrance concessions and it was obvious he was checking on something. I was right behind him but he didn't see me and I started really complaining about everything saying the food was terrible, overpriced, and lines too long. I could tell Chief was getting irritated. When he turned around and realized it was me, he asked "Who in the hell let you come to the Tournament." Chief was always giving me a hard time ;but, I knew he was only kidding.

I will miss you Old Chief and hope to see you again one day.
Your Friend,
Charles Neel

Billy Harris

14 August 2019

Many accolades have been said about Frank and I agree with all of them! The memories come flooding back about the times we played golf together and the many Georgia games on the 50 yard line! He was a friend to many and above all else he was a Christian and a family man. No one can fill his shoes.

Rest In Peace Frank,
Billy Harris

Scott Deware

14 August 2019

Missy,

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. You'll be in our prayers up here in New England.

Scott

Bill Crawford

13 August 2019

Frank was a great friend; from Fritz Orr athletics 1945; my quarterback at Northside HS 1951, in my wedding 1957, at my fathers funeral 1960 and correspondents over the years.
I love you Frank

David Martin

12 August 2019

Frank Troutman will long be remembered for his support of education. He was the third Chairman of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, serving from 1976 to 1981, following Mills B. Lane and Bennett Brown. Many years later the Council recognized Frank with the prestigious William J. VanLandingham Commitment to Education Award. His legacy will live on in all the education-related endeavors he was involved in.

Patrick Hurd

12 August 2019

Frank Troutman has to be one of the best people I had the fortune to meet. He was always so pleasant, engaging and truly interested in what was going on in my life. Even if it was a year between visits, as was so often the case, it seemed like Frank would remember where we left our conversation and would resume from there. Frank was a great storyteller and he had many stories related to his experiences at the Augusta National Golf Club. My wife Cathy and I will always remember fondly the experiences we had together with Frank and Susan at Augusta.

Cathy Hurd

11 August 2019

Mr. Troutman was the greatest storyteller. All of us loved listening to his stories and the laughter that was sure to follow! Favorite stories were about the concession prices & the azaleas! God please bless the Troutman family & provide them comfort with all the wonderful memories.

FROM THE FAMILY