In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice and left at the funeral home.
Clarence Wayne Trowbridge, age 82, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2015. Clarence was born on April 11, 1933, at Hutton Valley, Missouri, to Floyd and Ovilla (Smith) Trowbridge. He attended a rural school and then high school in Summersville, Missouri.
On November 25, 1955, Clarence married Elderd Wheeler in Mountain Grove, MO, where they embarked on a sixty-one year journey together. To this union two sons were born.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Clarence went on to be a truck driver. He drove for thirteen years for Burlington Truck Line in Kansas City, MO, before entering semi-retirement.
Clarence truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved hunting and attending several gun shows. His hobby of going to flea-markets and auctions led to his collecting many treasures and making many new trading friends. He also enjoyed traveling, mainly in the west.
Preceding Clarence in death were his father and mother, one infant brother, one sister, and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Elderd Trowbridge, of the home; two sons: Monte Trowbridge, of Tulsa, OK, and Quentin Trowbridge and wife, Glenda, of El Dorado Springs, MO; daughter Melinda Rhoads, of West Plains, MO; grandchildren: Jeremy Trowbridge and family, Justin Trowbridge and fiancée, Kim, and family, Colton Trowbridge, Tiffany Trowbridge Daniels and husband, Josh, and family, Jason Spencer and wife, Amy, and family, Rhawnie Praisewater and family, Stephanie Trowbridge and fiancée, Adam, Tawny Trowbridge Lee and husband, Doug, and family, Shane Trowbridge, Stephanie Henderson and family, and Heather Henderson; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services for Clarence Trowbridge will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. The family will receive visitors from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service. Interment will follow at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: Josh Daniels, Justin Daniels, Shane Trowbridge, Jason Spencer, Justin Trowbridge, and Calvin Trowbridge. An honorary pallbearer is Earl Trowbridge.