Dr. Donald Ray Trosper
February 10, 2017
Funeral for Dr. Donald R. Trosper, 76, of Somerville was Tue. Feb.14 at 2 p.m. at Valhermoso Holiness Church with Bro. Gerald Case officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Dr. Trosper died Feb. 10, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 24, 1940 in Indiana to Raymond Franklin Trosper and Martha Romain Sayger Trosper. Dr. Trosper was an accountant and he founded the American Business Center. He was a U.S. Army Airborne Special Forces veteran and he served in Korea and Vietnam. Dr. Trosper received a bachelor’s degree from Athens State University in 1985 and he received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biblical Studies from Buxton University in 2005. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa fraternity. Dr Trosper was a founding member of the Madison County Rescue Squad and was recognized as the Morgan County Volunteer Fire Department EMT of the Year in 1994. He was also a certified commercial pilot. Dr. Trosper was a beloved pastor for over 40 years at Valhermoso Holiness Church. Dr. Trosper was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Elma Ransom Trosper.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Rhea Trosper; two sons, Michael Trosper (Becky) and Leon Ransom (Natasha); three daughters, Lisa Trosper, Penny Kelley (Mitchell) and Elvie Hillis (Nathan); a brother, Ronald Trosper (Gloria); a sister, Mary Truman (Ronnie); eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were family and friends.