RALPH CLYDE TROUT JR, AGE 83

Ralph Clyde Trout Jr., age 83, of Rockwood, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at his home. Ralph graduated from Harriman High School and then served his country in the Air Force. Following his service, he joined the Ironworkers Local 395. He spent most of his career changing the skyline of Chicago and other metropolitan areas working at heights that would scare most. Ralph took great pride in his work and career. Those who knew Ralph knew he was strong-willed and outspoken, but he had a big heart and was the most charitable person you could know. He placed great value on loyalty, family, and hard work. After retirement, Ralph enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and his dogs, often sneaking treats to neighborhood pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ralph Clyde Trout Sr. and Geneva Trout;  sister-in-law: Diane Trout; and brother-in-law: Paul Mitchell.

He is survived by his daughter: Sonya Parker (Roger); grandchildren: Brandon Parker and Jessica Parker Young (Gered); great-grandchildren: Tucker, Michael, Lilah, and Parker Young; sisters: Patricia Weatherford (Pete) of Harriman and Becky Mitchell of Florence, Alabama; brother: Don Trout of Harriman; pets: Tiger, Rachael, and Phoebe; and good friend: Joe Boshears.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11 a.m. in Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood.

Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman is serving the family.

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