Carl Russell Trotman

August 17, 1921 - May 20, 2021

Carl Russell Trotman, 99, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2021. Carl was born on August 17, 1921, in Beaumont, Texas, to James Walter Trotman and Lena Etta Oglesbee Trotman. He was a resident of Beaumont and longtime member of Rosedale Baptist Church. He married Mary Jane Elizabeth “Janie” Hall on October 24, 1942. He retired from Mobil Oil in 1983 after 37 years of service. During retirement, he and Janie enjoyed traveling the United States and camping in RVs. He loved meeting other travelers and developed friendships along the way. Carl was an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing his bounty with family and friends. After his gardening days came to an end when he was in his early 90s, he began cooking for he and Janie. As Janie’s health declined, Carl devotedly cared for her.

He is survived by his son, Russell Trotman and wife, Linda, of Lumberton; daughter, Kathy Callaway and husband, Ronnie, of Beaumont; granddaughters, Keri Gulley of Lumberton and Kelli McKee and husband, Mark, of Beaumont; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Kendal and Rafe Gulley and Zach, Brooklyn and Adelyn McKee. He was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years; his parents; and his sister, Grace Trotman Tarter.

A gathering of Mr. Trotman’s family and friends will begin at 3:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Rosedale Baptist Church, 7110 Concord, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, at a later date.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:


Download Keepsake

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 7110 concord road beaumont tx 77708
  • 05/23/2021
  • 4:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 7110 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708
  • 05/23/2021
  • 2:16 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Linda Hall

so sorry for the loss of Uncle Carl Praying for the families and friends

Betty F Elliott

when I was very young I got to spend a lot of time with him and Aunt Janie and his parents.

Brenda Pippin

Praying for your family at this time. May God put his arms of strength around y’all

Carol & Cathy ( Dr Bhatts office)

What a precious sole heaven has gained. We know he's reunited with Ms Janie. His work on earth is done. It's been our blessing to know him (& Ms Janie) . Praying for all the family . Sincerely, Carol and Cathy

Peggy Sterling Scarborough

Russell, please know your FHS Classmates of ‘66 are thinking about you and yours during this difficult time.

Peggye and Dennis McDonald

Kathy and Ronnie you are in our prayers. He lived a full life and will be sorely missed. Our families have been intertwined for many years and we have fond memories of him. Our dads were the greatest. Our sincere condolences.

Berlinda Malbrough

My prayers and love go out to the family for their lost. Mr. Trotman was a loving,, caring,, friendly,, and supportive neighbor.. God blessed him with ninety- nine wonderful years. He will certainly be missed.

Gay Collins Dawson

I lived and grew up on Comstock Rd. In BEAUMONT. Your Dad and Mother were so sweet. Carl use to stop and talk to my father. I was several years older than Russell but we all knew each other because of our school and school busses at Voth-Rosedale. Condolences to the family. Gay Collins Dawson

Geraldine Lapham

Kathy, condolences to you and your family on the death of your dear father. You will be in my prayer during this difficult time.

Mike and Cynthia McKee

Mr. Trotman was a true gentleman. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing him for several years. May he rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. And may God send strength and courage to his family in this time of great loss. Rest In Peace, dear brother in Christ.