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Dr. James Trotter

January 13, 1951 — September 5, 2021

Overland Park

Dr. James Bruce Trotter passed away on September 5th, 2021. Jim was a loyal husband of 47 years to Sandra Ensley, father to David and Leslee Trotter and devoted bah pa to Johnathan Trotter. Jim was the son of James and Betty Trotter, brother to Jay, Lee, and Mark Trotter and a beloved uncle to many.

Jim was a dentist in Overland Park for 40 years, a clinical instructor at UMKC and a member of the Overland Park Church of Christ. He served as an elder, worship leader and spiritual director from 1995 until the day of his passing. He was willing and devoted, giving an hour in prayer every morning to the Lord in solitude. He meditated constantly and reached a depth in his faith that many admire today.

He gave himself to mission work in Costa Rica, Guyana, Tanzania, and Thailand. He sang with his son, David for the Harding Acapella Choir in Europe for four weeks fulfilling his perpetual love of music. His passion for music led him to partake in multiple singing groups where he went on to produce a culmination of records. He was one the co-founders of Christian Family Services & Adoptive Care Agencies. As adoption was dear to his heart.

Traveling was another one of his passions. He was fortunate to visit a multitude of states and countries and especially loved National Parks and being one with nature and the Lord.

Colorado was like his second home, as he spent eleven of his formative years in Denver.  Jim made over 40 trips back to the mountains in his lifetime, the elevation of the mighty Rockies never stopped calling his name.

Jim was a man of integrity and kindness, he absolutely loved people. His last months were spent sitting by an outdoor fireplace at his home, talking and singing with family and friends. He loved the Church, his family, and life. His spirit will forever guide us upward.

Because of Jim's great compassion, he believed in helping provide food and shelter for those in need. He found the perfect ministry in Barefoot Mission which is a home for homeless teens in Wyandotte County and would encourage you to contribute and be involved in his memory.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 12, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Overland Park Church of Christ

13400 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66210

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