Norman Leroy Trout was born August 5, 1936, in Oklahoma City to Flossie Permelia Faulkinberry and Norman Orvil Trout. He passed away April 8, 2020, in Oklahoma City at the age of 83.
Leroy was active in the Marine Corps from 1950-1954, and he was in the reserve from 1954-1958. He often spoke of his military days and was a proud Marine.
Leroy married Sharon Noel Jones on March 21, 1959 in Odessa, TX. Together, they had five children. He worked in the oilfield his entire life. He moved around and worked in Texas, California, Kansas, Seattle, Hot Springs, and eventually settled in Sayre. In the 1960’s, he worked in Reno, Las Vegas, Amchitka, and Alaska drilling holes to test hydrogen bombs. He owned the Angus Lounge in Sayre.
He was known to be a MacGyver, creating different contraptions such as his bug-killing fan and altering his nebulizer with an air compressor to speed up his breathing treatments. He held multiple patents for oilfield equipment and machines, though he never benefited from the patents.
Leroy remarried on January 25, 1971 to Claudette Knight. Along with Claudette’s three children, they made a home with eight children, including Scott, Gwen, and Tracie. He then married Barbara (Julius) Trout for 34 years before she passed away in 2016. He and Barbara resided in Sayre for 36 years. Barbara and Leroy had a blended family that consisted of many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom he cherished.
He is survived by six children, Randall Trout and wife, Susan, Dennis Trout and wife, Vickie, Belinda Ahpeatone and husband, Keith, Susan Garrett and husband, Robert, Julie Trout, and Tracie Rippetoe many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many other loving friends and relatives.
Leroy was greeted by his parents, Norman and Flossie; brother, Travis Eldean Trout; children, Scott and Gwen; and late wives Sharon, Claudette, and Barbara.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and nurses of Harbor Chase and Autumn Leaves for their dedication to Leroy’s wellbeing. The family is eternally grateful for your love and generosity over the past five years.
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