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David Lyle Troutman

February 5, 1956April 19, 2021
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David Lyle Troutman passed away peacefully in his home on April 19, 2021, at age 65, after a short battle with cancer. A native of Roanoke, LA, he married his high school sweetheart, Annette Broussard Troutman, while the two were students at Louisiana Tech University. Upon graduation from Louisiana Tech, David and Annette returned to Welsh, LA, where they would raise Eric, Leann, Regan, and Madison. David was a devoted father, grandfather, teacher, coach, and principal. His life was defined by his love for family and his passion for education. For 20 years, David taught World Geography, World History, and Physical Education at Elton High School and Welsh High School, while coaching football, boys and girls basketball, track and tennis. After his time in the classroom, David became the principal at Kinder High School. From there he would return to Elton High School as the principal, and finally settled in to Lacassine High School where he would retire after 6 years. Never one to accept the status quo when it came to educating children and advocating for teachers, after retirement David ran for and was elected as a Jefferson Davis Parish School Board representative, where he served his community for 5 years. When not at home, David could be found at the family farm in Ardoin Cove. He will be remembered for his humor, his light heart, and his positive can-do attitude.

David is survived by his adoring wife of 43 years, Annette, son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kelli Troutman, daughters and sons-in-law, Leann and Tim Guinn, Regan Troutman and Chase Fruge, and Madison Troutman; grandchildren, Cooper and Sawyer Guinn, Ross Fruge, and Olivia Troutman; sisters, Frances McCarty (Edward), Mary Kay Epperly; brothers, Leonard (Martha), Harold, and Carl; God-children, Joey Broussard and Hannah Gates; along with many nieces and nephews.

He is welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Francis and Irma Troutman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. A.C. and Mrs. Vera Broussard; twin sister, Debbie Demarest; and brothers, Roy, Kenneth, and Don.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00pm, with Father Alan Trouille officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Thursday, from 9:00am until the procession to the church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Mausoleum.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonwelsh.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Wilbert Gilbeaux

April 25, 2021

Our family is deeply sorry about the loss of David. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him with prayer. We will always remember him in many positive ways with a big smile and a great sense of humor. He was an intelligent man and he always had great a story. We loved him dearly.

Wilbert Gilbeaux Family

Kaye King

April 22, 2021

My sincere condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Kaye King

Brent Warren

April 21, 2021

It was such a pleasure for many of us to meet David and share family ties at our annual Troutman Family Reunion held in Troutman NC. We are saddened to hear of his passing and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely yours,
Brent Warren (on behalf of the Troutman Family Historical Association)

GLENN MILLER

April 20, 2021

CONDOLENCES TO A GOOD FAMILY.

Ken Lasserre

April 20, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with David as an administrator in Jeff Davis Parish. I know he will be missed by family and friends. I hope he is fondly remembered for all he did for education and athletics in the schools he was involved with.

Robert Menard

April 20, 2021

My deepest thoughts and prayers for David's family. I served with David on the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board for several years. May he RIP.

Mindy Smith

April 19, 2021

We loved him as principal at LHS. He was strong, firm, and fair. He listened to both sides and did his best to find solutions. He was a great man and one to be admired. So sorry for your loss. Our family will remember him fondly.

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