John Dale Trotter, 86, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009. Dale was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on December 21, 1922. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and was a WWII Veteran that served in the Pacific Fleet. While waiting for discharge, he met his wife of 62 years who was also in the Marine Corp. Dale and his wife were long time residents of Ardmore, OK, where they raised six children. They moved to Norman, OK, in 1972 and became devoted Sooner fans.

Dale was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Clare of 62 years. He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Gloria Caldwell, of Berkeley, CA and Mary Jane Stevenson, of Oklahoma City, OK; four sons, John Dale Trotter, Jr., of Bristol TN, Howard Trotter, of Broken Arrow, OK, Dr. Joel A. Trotter, of Fullerton, CA; and Timothy N. Trotter, of Coppell, TX; seven grandchildren, Erica Edwards, Michael Caldwell, Audra Wallace, Alexis Trotter, Suzanne Stevenson, Taryn Trotter, Colin Trotter; and great-grandchildren, Isaac Caldwell.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Richard Montedoro officiating. Interment will follow at Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

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