Norris K. Troute of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center.. Born in Forest City, NC, on January 20, 1920, he was 92 years old. He graduated from Cool Springs High School in 1937. After World War II started, he worked for 30 months in Baltimore, MD, at the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Plant on the B-26 Bombers. He was drafted into the Army where he served in the 97th Infantry Division and earned the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star in combat in Germany. His Division was sent to Japan in August 1945 in time for the invasion of Japan. The atom bomb was dropped while his ship was on the way to Japan. Mr. Troute was proud to have served his country. After the war he worked for Springs Industries in Fort Mill, SC, for 30 years, and retired as supervisor. His wife, Mary Frances Butler Troute, preceded him in death in March 2000. They had been married almost 60 years. He is also predeceased by his parents, Sam and Mary Troute, and two sisters, Dorothy Winfield and Medora Terasek. He is survived by one sister, Mary Hogan of Concord, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC, conducted by Rev. Kevin Honbarger. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 880, Forest City, NC 28043. McEwen Funeral Services at Sharon Memorial Park, Monroe Road, is serving the family and friends of Mr. Troute. Condolences may be left at mcewenfs.com.