Dr Jack Edwin Troutt, 89

Dr. Jack Edwin Troutt, age 89 of Paris and formerly of Bogata died Tuesday evening in Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home.  Interment will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00am in Bogata Cemetery with Dr. E.E. Brooks, Frank Stubblefield, David Rozell, Kenneth Jeffery, Leslie Weiler, and Jack Trout, III.   A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Paris with Reverend Rob Spencer officiating.

Dr. Troutt was born on February 28, 1924 in west Texas, the son of Henry Everet and Anna Myrtle Cates Troutt.  He married Anna Mable Thedford in November 1945 in Bogata.

Jack Troutt served in the U.S. Army during World War ll he then entered Paris Junior College and was accepted to Baylor Dental School in 1948. He graduated from Dental School with his degree in dental surgery in 1950 and was commissioned into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Verdun, France.

In 1952 he was discharged and returned to Bogata, Texas.   He reenlisted in the USAF in 1953 and was sent to Eglin Air Force Base in Pensacola, Florida until 1958 when he returned to Bogata to open his dental practice.

He was very civic minded and served in many areas. He was president of the First District Dental Society, served as president of the Netseo Trails Council for the Boy Scouts of America, was president of the Bogata/Rivercrest School Board and served as Chair of the Administrative Council of First United Methodist of Bogata as well as a long time choir member and Sunday School teacher.

While serving on the board of the Netseo Trails he attended Philmont Scout Ranch, was a regional Camp Inspector and was awarded the Silver Beaver. One of the highest awards given to volunteers in the Scouts.

He practiced in Bogata from 1958 until 1989 when he retired. He was blessed with patients from all over northeast Texas and was revered as a wonderful Dentist and a very caring man.

After retirement he and wife Mabel moved to Paris, Texas where he again became involved in the church. He served on the administrative council and became an active member of the Chancel Choir.

He was known at the church for being a wonderful Mr. Fix-it as he sang and whistled and brightened everyone’s day.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel of Paris; his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Reverend Ed Dodd of Paris; son, Jack Edwin Trout, Jr.  and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren:  Leslie Weiler of Austin; Jack Edwin Trout, III of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dr. Cashel Troutt Newhouse and husband John of Tulsa; great-granddaughters, Ella Grace Newhouse and Alice Newhouse, both of Tulsa.

Preceding him in death was his son, Leslie Troutt, June 28, 1975; brothers and sisters:  Anna June Thomas, Earl Lord Troutt, Howard E. Troutt, and Dale E Troutt; and his parents, Henry and Myrtle Troutt.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to:  Netseo Trails Council #580, P.O. Box 995, Paris, TX 75461; The First United Methodist Church of Paris, 322 Lamar Avenue, Paris, TX 75460; First United Methodist Church of Bogata, P.O. Box 9, Bogata, Texas 75417.



  1. Amy Burrows says:

    God bless you all. You were so blessed to have this wonderful man in your life. Love you all and thinking of you in your time of grief. God bless!

  2. Brenda L. Bratton Brasier says:

    Janet, i’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Britt Scott says:

    Mrs. Troutt, Janet and Jack, I was saddened to hear of Dr. Troutt’s passing. I have always admired and respected him. You were blessed to have had him as husband and father. God bless you all.

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