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James Linn Troxell
  • Passed away on July 19, 2020

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On Sunday, July 19, 2020, James Linn Troxell (Debary, Fl), loving husband, dad, brother, son, uncle, and talented musician passed away.

Jim was born on May 24, 1959, in St. Joseph Missouri Jim’s talent as a musician was passed onto him by his father Jerry Troxell, Ph.D. and at an early age, Jim “Tooter” Troxell was entertaining family and all of Springfield IL. Upon moving to Florida in the late 80’s he quickly made a name in Central Florida & Fl East Coast music scene and was a favorite during Daytona Bike Week. He was a founding member and headliner in Lori Gill and the Notebenders. Jim’s one of kind talent can only be matched by his kindness and humor he shared with everyone he met. Entertaining and music was his life calling and soul nourishment, but he also excelled in his career with Augustine Builders, and Life Safety and Environment of Care Specialist at Blackberry Hospital and Orlando Health. Jim’s passion and commitment to his family included the four-legged members as he was an avid dog lover. Jim will be remembered for his music, his devotion to his wife and family, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Jim was preceded in death by his father Jerry Troxell, mother Donna Ruoff Troxell.
He is survived by his wife, Nora, his 3 step-children Michael Lastinger, Samantha Lastinger, Stevee-Lynn Kivi(Eric Kivi) grandchildren Hannah and Ryan Kivi, Autumn Winn, his sisters Jerilyn Troxell Gorden and Denise Troxell(Bruce Johnson), mother in law Carol Smith, father-in-law Sam Smith (Marilynn Smith) and his 6 brothers in law and 5 sisters in law and 20 nieces and nephews. Due to covid19, a celebration of life will be planned at an appropriate and safe time in the future. The family is asking to honor Jim’s love for music by donating to Volusia County Music Educators Association ( FB link to be provided) and Springfield High School Band Activity Account 101 South Lewis St., Springfield, IL 62704 James “Tooter” Troxell Class of 1977.


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  1. 05 Aug 2020
    Bonnie Ettinger says:
    So shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Knew his mom and dad and observed his amazing talent as a little boy teaching himself the bass in Albion Michigan. What a tremendous loss to his family and friends and to the music world. Sending condolences to them.

  2. 31 Jul 2020
    Mary jo kish says:
    I never met you but heard so much from your cousin Tom whom I was married to. My heart goes out to your family.

  3. 28 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:32:44 PM

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    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:30:28 PM

  6. 27 Jul 2020
    Sylvia Wagner says:
    Jim was a talented, respected, loved musician with The Notebenders.
    My sympathy to his family and friends.
    From someone who enjoyed applauding his talent.
    Sylvia Wagner

  7. 26 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 26, 2020 at 7:03:10 PM

  8. 26 Jul 2020
    BETTY SPENCER says:
    To a great musician and singer who now is in God's hands. I will truly miss him singing From A Jack To A King. To a dear friend and part of the Notebenders family I will miss him. To Nora and the rest of the family MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. Betty

  9. 26 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 26, 2020 at 7:34:59 PM

  10. 26 Jul 2020
    Bryan Kish says:
    Jim was my second cousin that I never got the pleasure to personally know. I was friends with him on Facebook. My prayers are with the family. Test in peace Jim.

    Sincerely, Bryan M Kish.

  11. 26 Jul 2020
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  14. 25 Jul 2020
    Reuben Morgan says:
    JT... A friend and brother with a giving honest soul. We shared the stage, rehearsals and many studio recording dates. Never a more talented musician and vocalist did I ever know.
    Memories and music in my heart for the rest of my days.
    Thank you for the Joy my friend.

  15. 25 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 25, 2020 at 7:46:22 PM

  16. 25 Jul 2020
    Thelma Harrington says:
    Jim, You will truly be missed by Bill Harrington and I. You were always a wonderful friend, outstanding, talented musician, and had a great sense of humor to keep us all laughing. Nora and Family we send our deepest condolences to you all. God Bless you and may you RIP

  17. 25 Jul 2020
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  18. 25 Jul 2020
    Toni and Pete Miller says:
    Wow, what a loss in the entertainment field. I only met Jim a several years ago when I was going to the Opry in Weirsdale. I loved the fact that when he was playing his eyes were closed as if the music he was playing was verberating from his being. You could see that. Amazing. His humor was on point too. He will be missed by all who knew him. A great human being he was. He is one of those guys you don't forget.
    My condolences to his wife and family at this time of loss. He is a Star among the stars..

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  21. 24 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:03:40 PM

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