Thomas Trout-Trout: A Memorable Man
Trout-Trout utilizes print and letterpress as social practice and research, to influence culture; uncover injustice in our communities; and promote equitable neighborhoods and cities.
This book is full of humorous, quirky moments and offbeat imagery that are sure to appeal to readers who enjoy goofy-smart moments and offbeat imagery. Although lacking much in terms of plot, its uniqueness makes for an engaging read.
Early Life and Education
Trout was an internationally renowned scholar in the areas of national and international security as well as American and Soviet defense policy. Additionally, he made significant contributions towards shaping how global issues were taught at American colleges and universities.
He was also a carpenter, carrying out work on numerous buildings around Arksey village. In 2013, his handwritten notebook about parish history was discovered. Additionally, he held deeds for land at Sprisholme Close and two Carr Gap Closes.
He leaves behind his wife Candy; son Xavier Manley; sister Sharon Gowler and multiple nieces and nephews, along with several friends in the community who will miss him greatly. Cremation arrangements have already taken place and memorial services will soon follow – many people in town will miss him dearly.
Tom was known for displaying kindness and self-sacrifice throughout his 67-year marriage with Joan; they shared deep affection for one another. Additionally, he fully embraced his Christian faith with strength and purpose.
Tom took time off school as a youth to travel through western and southern United States with a crew on a doodlebug as part of an expedition to demonstrate continental drift theory. Additionally, he spent one year aboard Research Vessel Vema studying ocean floor.
Would he trade his career for that of Sal Bando — no Hall of Fame induction, no MVP awards and 16 seasons but three World Series rings?
Achievement and Honors
Tom’s teaching and research in national security and American/Soviet defense policy has earned him national renown, garnering him national awards as well as consultant contracts from many businesses, governments and universities.
As a jazz professor at Purdue University, he has led the Purdue University Jazz Band internationally with numerous performances both domestically and abroad, earning numerous awards and accolades under his direction.
Tom Trout III and Jennifer Porter. Tom has three children Antoinette Silsby, Tom Trout III and Jennifer Porter; as well as being grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Alongside Joan, they provide their family with love, self-sacrifice and positivity through Christ as their source of strength and purpose; setting an example of kindness and generosity to all they meet.
Trout became known by locals as “Tom,” receiving many letters over time from drivers passing his sign thanking him for providing a source of amusement, humor and warmth on their drive through town.
He was an enthusiastic golfer and woodworker, especially fond of creating intricate inlaid wood tables and boxes for his family to use as keepsakes. According to them, he always put others before himself.
His passing will be deeply felt by all who knew and encountered his iconic sign over time, while it will remain standing as a memorial to his legacy and desire to bring happiness into people’s lives. At 95, he passed on.
He has had an enormous influence in shaping how national security and American and Soviet defense policy are taught in universities throughout the nation, earning recognition from his peers across the board.
His baseball talents have won him multiple accolades and awards, such as multiple MVP awards and All-Star selections. With an unmatched combination of speed and power, he stands as one of the most versatile players today.
He has made millions from endorsement deals. Partnering with sports equipment company Rawlings and fast food chain Subway, Trout has amassed partnerships that have added revenue streams that he estimates generate roughly $41 Million – 64% more than what he makes through MLB salary alone.