John J. Trotman, 99, retired from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools

John J. Trotman

John J. Trotman, 99, entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 1, 2020.

John was born March 19, 1920, in Gates County, North Carolina, to the late Atlantic and Alberta Trotman. After graduation at 17, John moved to Virginia Beach to start his life. He was drafted in the U.S. Navy and honorably discharged after a few years.

John met the love of his life, his wife of 80 years, Lillian C. Trotman. The family unit were faithful members of Lynnhaven Baptist Church and later became longtime members of New Hope Baptist Church, both in Virginia Beach.

John had several careers in his life. He retired as a civil servant at Oceana Naval Air Station and retired from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Bus Depot as a mechanic. John also worked as a waiter for Steinhiblers and the Pine Tree Inn restaurants, both in Virginia Beach.

John was a trustee of New Hope Baptist Church, a volunteer with the Seatack Volunteer Fire Department and loved watching baseball and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sons, Johnnie R. Trotman and Michael K. Trotman; and siblings, Buddy Trotman, Rudolph Trotman and Mary T. Thomas.

John leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Lillian C. Trotman; six children, Charles R. Trotman, Stephen R. Trotman, Jacqueline S. Dorsey (Steve), Roderick L. Trotman, Tony D. Trotman and Terry D. Trotman; sister, Bessie Saunders; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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