Norris K. Troute

January 20, 1920January 18, 2013

Norris K. Troute of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center.. Born in Forest City, NC, on January 20, 1920, he was 92 years old. He graduated from Cool Springs High School in 1937. After World War II started, he worked for 30 months in Baltimore, MD, at the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Plant on the B-26 Bombers. He was drafted into the Army where he served in the 97th Infantry Division and earned the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star in combat in Germany. His Division was sent to Japan in August 1945 in time for the invasion of Japan. The atom bomb was dropped while his ship was on the way to Japan. Mr. Troute was proud to have served his country. After the war he worked for Springs Industries in Fort Mill, SC, for 30 years, and retired as supervisor. His wife, Mary Frances Butler Troute, preceded him in death in March 2000. They had been married almost 60 years. He is also predeceased by his parents, Sam and Mary Troute, and two sisters, Dorothy Winfield and Medora Terasek. He is survived by one sister, Mary Hogan of Concord, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC, conducted by Rev. Kevin Honbarger. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 880, Forest City, NC 28043. McEwen Funeral Services at Sharon Memorial Park, Monroe Road, is serving the family and friends of Mr. Troute. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Norm Terasek, Jr.

February 2, 2013

Godspeed dear Uncle Norris.
With love and fond memories,
Cindy and Norm

Kathleen, Jeff, Sandra & Julie Terasek

January 22, 2013

Uncle Norris, I will miss your letters, love and encouragement. You were a very wonderful man and we're sorry we didn't live closer to get to know you even better. Love, Kathy, Jeff, Sandra and Julie

Carol Williams

January 21, 2013

I did not know Mr. Troute, but his niece Marie Beasley, is a dear friend of mine and she talked of him often. I can tell just by what she spoke of him that he was a wonderful man. May he Rest in Peace and have Eternal Life Forever.

January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013

Marie Beasley

January 20, 2013

Uncle Norris I will miss you so much. I've learned a lot from you these past few years and the type of man that my Grandparents were so proud of. I'll miss getting the update on the races and the views you had on life. I will always remember sitting with you on the front porch at Papa's house. The smell of a pipe or cigar will always make me think of you. You and Aunt Francis always made the family reunions at the river very special. I'll treasure our conversations this last week and love you so much.