Gregory S. “Greg” Trout, 44, rural Galesburg, died at his home Saturday evening, Oct. 30, 2010. His death was unexpected.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1966 at Chanute to Donald and Sharon McMillan Trout. He grew up at Chanute and attended Chanute schools graduating from Chanute High School in 1985. He then graduated from Pratt Community College and Pittsburg State University in 1991 with a degree in diesel technology.
He was a lifelong Neosho County resident and worked for several farmers over the years, Beachner Grain, Peck Brothers and most recently worked for LDI as a sales representative in Chanute.
He and Wendy Golay were united in marriage on June 5, 1993 at the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Chanute. She survives, of the home.
Greg was passionate about many things in his life, however, the love for his family always came first especially the love for his “girls”. He always made time for them whether it was playing with them at home or coaching their softball teams. He cherished the time he spent with his friends and always found the time to lend a helping hand, enjoy a round of golf, or go head to head with them in fantasy football. He also enjoyed giving his mother-in-law a “hard time.”
The community of Galesburg was very important to Greg and he volunteered on the fire department there, helped with Galesburg Days and with the fireworks, and was also an active member of the Galesburg Relief Fund. He also loved the outdoors and could seen going for a run in the country.
In addition to his wife, Wendy, Greg is survived by “His Girls,” Shelby, Sydney, and Sabry Trout of the home; his parents, Don and Sharon Trout, Chanute; his sister, Angie Hess and her husband, Doug, Lecompton; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Trout, Parsons; his mother and father-in-law, Chris and Dixie Golay, Savonburg; his brother-in-law, Clint Golay and his wife, Ashley, Lawrence; his nephews and niece, Garrett Golay, Madison and Hunter Hess, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Warren and Ellen McMillan and his paternal grandfather, Leland Trout.
Funeral will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4 at the First United Methodist Church at Chanute. The casket will remain closed and everyone is encouraged to dress casually for the service. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Chanute. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons from 6 to 7 this evening. Memorials are suggested to the Galesburg Relief Fund and the a fund for the “Trout Girls” and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942 Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.