February 23, 1941 ~ May 29, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lilburn, Georgia

Donald Gene Trotter
February 23, 1941 – May 29, 2021

Don Trotter of Lilburn GA passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Don was born in Atlanta, GA on February 23, 1941 to Curtis M. Trotter and Duffie Mae Trotter.

He was preceded in his death by his wife Penny Trotter, father Curtis Trotter, and mother Duffie Mae Trotter.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Trotter, his children Donna Prather and Curt Trotter, and his brother Ken Trotter.

Grandchildren: Jennifer De La Cruz, Kathryn Tanner, Alex Trotter, Zach Trotter and Caroline Trotter.

Don was a friend to everyone he met, a consummate salesman, a devoted husband and father, an entertaining magician, a worthy opponent at the poker table and a loyal friend. Don rarely met a stranger, and when he did he turned them into a fast friend.

Don graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 1958. Out of high school Don served in the Army Reserves. He married Penny Hickok on June 16, 1961. Don and Penny were married for 50 years. Don married his current wife Beverly on July 14 2013.

Don was an active member of the Yaarab Shrine of Atlanta, GA. He joined the Masons in 1967 and earned his Entered Apprentice, his Fellow Craft, and his Master Mason degrees in less than 4 months. He was an active member of the Yaarab Shrine Motor Corps, Mustang division, and served for a season as the Motor Corp president. He loved serving at the Shrine Circus and believed wholeheartedly in the cause of the Shriners hospitals.

A small graveside service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/119312/#!/donation/checkout


Graveside Service: June 7, 2021 10:00 am - June 7, 2021 11:00 am

Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3000 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084


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  1. CandleImageDon was very funny. My husband works for a print shop. When we would visit Don my husband Gas and he would talk for hours about printing. We will really miss you. Love Rachel and Gus.

  2. We will miss all your magic tricks and the kindness you showed towards me and Ansley every time we visited you. You were such a kind and thoughtful man, we will miss you greatly!! Rest In Peace Grandpa Don, Love Brenda and Ansley 💕

  3. CandleImageDon, you brought Bev and others so much happiness. We enjoyed the times we had together. You were a blessing too many. You overcame so many obstacles and brought a smile to so many. I thank you for loving my sister and bringing her so much happiness. Rest in peace, Don! I know you are walking again and laughing with the angels. Love you.
    Barb & Walt

  4. CandleImageThere are people that you meet in life, that you get to know for only a short time. A select few, possess the qualities that make them special. I knew from our first lunch together, when I happened to have a magic trick in my pocket that he borrowed and amazed everyone at the table, that he would become a life long friend. I know he is showing St. Peter a trick at the pearly gates even now. St. Peter asking him ‘How did you do that?’, and Don, being the quintessential magician who would never divulge how a trick is done, simply responding with his patented ‘Very Well, Thank You’. Rest now in the arms of our Father my friend. Your humor, gentle nature and kindness will be greatly missed by so many.

  5. Don will be missed dearly by his close friends and the Stone Mountain prayer meeting group. May he Rest In Peace and God bless family and loved ones.

  6. CandleImageDon, Rope a dope, got his poker handle feigning weak back “all in”, while holding the winning hand. His reputation helped him win a tournament in 2007+ in Boluxi. Shirley will always remember his low voice “Hello darling”. SUAD in Heaven Brother.

  7. CandleImageI met Don & Beverly while I worked @ Kroger, in the deli department, I looked up to ask them how can I help , they both was so in love with each other , envolved and in tune with each other, in a world of their own. I’ve never meet such a wonderful, caring, loving. Couple. For he will truly be miss, luv u Don& Beverly aka ( the love birds) your friend Cassy

  8. CandleImageMillie and I met Don many years ago through our mutual friend, Roy hindle founder of RPG known as Roy’s poker group. Don known as rope-a-dope in the poker group was an avid poker player. All the ladies loved him when he would enter the room and say Hello Darlin. We were saddened when Don’s health started deteriorating and he dropped out of the poker group. We will miss him dearly as will many of his friends. We know he is now feeling very strong in heaven .
    we miss you very much. Your loving friends. Martin and Millie Avery

  9. When I was 12 and Don was 22 there was a bet at my Dad’s print shop in Atlanta. The bet was could Don lift the front of a VW bug to his waist. Those betting that he could won the bet.
    Thirty years later we became good friends and remained even better friends over the following twenty five years. He was one of those ‘good guys’ that I will miss talking to regularly.
    My prayers are with Beverly and his family.

  10. To the Trotter Kids just heard about Don sorry about your lost I work with Don at America Printing Finishers .Pat Turner

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