Darren Jay Trotter

Dec. 24, 1958-Jan. 18, 2021

Darren Jay Trotter

joined his Beloved Gaga

and his Mother in Eternal

Rest on January 18, 2021

at the age of 62 after a

valiant battle with cancer.

Jay was born December

24, 1958 in Nashville, TN

to Hollie Trotter and Edith

Parrish Trotter. Jay lived

most of his life in Nash-

ville and spent the last

years of his life in Minot,

ND. He proudly served

his country in the U.S. Air


Jay loved trips to Dis-

ney World and was a

world traveler but the

most important thing in

Jay’s life was his family.

He lived his “Dash” with a

kind loving heart.

Jay was preceded in

death by his parents,

maternal grandparents

Raymond Parrish and

Hazel Hamlett Parrish (his

beloved Gaga), paternal

grandparents Arietta and

George Trotter, great un-

cle Clyde Hamlett, great

aunt Lyda Mae Hayes, un-

cle Jack Parrish and

nephew Maddux Araya.

Jay is survived by his

sister Kim Araya, nephew

Landan Araya, aunt Betty

Parrish Counter and many

cousins and friends. Jay’s

family gives special

thanks to Bev and espe-

cially Brandon Cade for

being a constant in Jay’s

life in Minot.

As per Jay’s request no

services will be held.

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot has been en-

trusted with the arrange-


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