Elbert Billy Trosper
October 29, 1936 – July 1, 2022
Elbert Billy Trosper, 85, of Midlothian, VA, peacefully passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022.
Billy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jackie (Jacqueline) Hensley Trosper; his parents, T.R. and Susie Trosper and all his brothers and sisters. He was the youngest of eight children.
Billy is survived by his daughters, Lori Ricks (David) and ElizabethGuess (Jason): and two wonderful grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail; as well as numerous friends and extended family members.
Billy graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, and was a sales representative for Abbott Laboratories for nearly thirty years. Formerly a resident of Somerset, KY, for many years, Billy was an active member at Beacon Hill Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. In his spare time, he loved entertaining family and friends and boating on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date in Somerset, KY.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a Parkinson’s Research charity or the charity of one’s choice.
Dear Lori and Elizabeth,
Our hearts are broken to hear about the passing of your precious Dad. He was a bright light in this dark world and a very Godly man with the best sense of humor. I know there is great rejoicing in heaven and lots of love and laughter celebrating his home coming. I’m sure your Mom and Dad are together praising our precious Lord. May God give you and your families and friends peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Love, Charlotte and Stephen
We will never forget Bill and Jackie, our dearest friends. We remember our times at Beacon Hill. Jackie was my Sunday School teacher and she was the best! Bill was so musically talented and we enjoyed him playing the organ or piano and singing. Our best memories were when we “pioneered” East Hills as the first 2 families in the subdivision.! Those were wonderful times! May God bless you, Lori and Elizabeth.
Goodnite, Sweet Prince!
Bill will always be in our memories of good friiendship and a kind and caring man. He was a friend and neighbor in Somerset and Louisville. He and Jackie were the perfict couple to be around. He will be sadly missed by everyone who ever met him.
Our thoughts go to to Laurie and Elizabeth and the grandchildren.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Elizabeth and the entire Family . May God be your comfort at this difficult time . Love always , Gordon & Lori Campbell
Bill (Billy) was my very closest friend and neighbor growing up in Corbin, Ky. We sang together along with our friends Margie and Norman. I will never forget the crazy antics of Billy and Norman. Love you my friend and will see you on the other side. Geneva Scalf Root
I have many PRECIOUS MEMORIES of Bill at Beacon Hill Baptist Church . Prayers and sympathy Lori and Elizabeth.
Billy and I were friends through high school and remained in contact into our mutual old age. Whenever one of us phoned, Bill always wanted to know, “What’s going on in Corbin?” By then, my only contact was through my mother’s church bulletin or the on-line Corbin newspaper. If a mutual acquaintance died, we would play that small-town game of tracing all their siblings, their aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bill lived in many places, but I do believe his heart remained in Corbin. We, along with Geneva, Don, and Margie, had a reputation as “heathens,” according to one of the neighbors, yelling at us out her bedroom window. It was a gentler time, and Bill was a gentle soul among us. My sympathy to his family.