SEDGEWICKVILLE -- Leslie Elmer Trousdale, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, died Sept. 2, 2008, at the DeGreeff Hospice Center in St. Louis.
Born July 19, 1928, at Shawneetown, Ill., to the late Abner Pulaski and Mary Elizabeth Smith Trousdale, he was employed by General Motors for a number of years until his retirement and was a member of the Community Church of Marble Hill.
On Aug. 8, 1945, he married Helen Louise Shaw who preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1993. On Nov. 23, 1996, he married Ella Louise Oxford who survives of Jackson.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse Wayne and Marlene Trousdale of Cedar Hill and Tommy Ray and Jean Trousdale of Sarasota, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Paula Andrews of Millersville, Linda Smith of Blodgett and Pat Bartels of Effingham, Ill.; and three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Joe Trousdale; five brothers, David Trousdale, William "Doc" Trousdale, George Trousdale, Jim Trousdale and Arthur Trousdale; and two sisters, Mae Woods and Cora Brooks.
Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Dianne Cook, pastor of the Community Church in Marble Hill, and the Rev. Wendell Farley of Sikeston will officiate.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston.