Mr. William A Trotter

May 26, 1940September 5, 2018

Bill Trotter

Pickens – William A. “Bill” Trotter, 78, husband of Edna Mae Pilgrim Trotter , went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 5, 2018.

Mr. Trotter was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Elbert L. and Eula Jones Trotter. He was retired from Michelin Tire Corporation and he was a member of East Pickens Baptist Church and the Obedient Followers Sunday School Class. Mr. Trotter loved to search out new and different restaurants and loved to travel to his favorite place, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Edna Mae Trotter, daughter Sherry Burrell (Daniel Scott) of Pickens and brothers, John W. Trotter and Calvin L. Trotter both of Pickens.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Trotter was preceded in death by his sisters, Sybil Pilgrim and Barbara Godshall.

The family will receive friends at Dillard Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM with funeral services following at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to East Pickens Baptist Church Senior Adults, PO Box 454, Pickens, SC 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC


  • Edna Pilgrim Trotter, Wife
  • Sherry Burrell, Daughter
  • John W. Trotter, Brother
  • Calvin L. Trotter, Brother
  • Sybil Pilgrim, Sister
  • Barbara Godshall, Sister

  • John Day
  • Phillip Trotter
  • Michael Trotter
  • Cecil Durham
  • Bruce Powell
  • Butch Trotter

  • East Pickens Baptist Church Senior Adults


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 7, 2018

Mr. William A Trotter

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Cathy Hendricks Green

September 8, 2018

This sweet man was a very close neighbor to my entire family for over a half a century. He was the kind of man with the kind of family that anyone would love and appreciate having as a neighbor and all around friend! He was a good Christian family man and this was evident in the daughter he and Miss Edna raised. He never placed himself in the lives of others unless he saw a need or was asked to assist in the daily lives of anyone who needed him in any way. No doubt that his legacy will stand unblemished forever and the characteristics of this attribute was handed down to him from generations before him. I'm sure he will be forever and greatly missed! But a meeting of the hearts is already underway ! Joy comes in the morning ! May God comfort you , his family and friends, and coveryou with His grace until then!!

Louise Gravley Harrison

September 7, 2018

Edna Mae and family, I am sorry and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. The Lord will comfort you and give you peace is my prayer.