Dr. Kenneth Paul TrogdonAugust 30, 1940 - December 12, 2011
Blythewood- Dr. Kenneth Paul Trogdon died December 12, 2011 following a brief illness with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, December 16, 2011, at The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 1512 Blanding St., Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
Born in Fayetteville, NC, on August 30, 1940, he was the son of the late Paul and Margaret Trogdon. Dr.Trogdon received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He went onto receive his graduate degree from the University of Alabama and then his PhD in clinically psychology from the University of South Carolina. After graduating he worked with the SC Department of Mental Health for a number of years. Dr. Trogdon went into private practice in the early 1970s, where he helped both adolescents and adults through their personal struggles. He was passionate about his work and continued his practice until he became ill. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Trogdon was a professor at the University of South Carolina Honors College. He enjoyed working with these students whose lives he touched.
In his later years, he began to walk his spiritual path in the Native American way of life. His favorite pastimes included shagging, spending time in Montana and Wyoming, as well as his cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina. . He was beloved by so many who he touched and helped to heal.
Dr. Trogdon is survived by his son, Ken Trogdon Jr. and wife Christy, his daughter, Amy Andrews and her husband, Pat; granddaughters, McKenna Trogdon, Lakyn Fowler, Ashlan Andrews, Meghan Andrews and Madison Andrews; and his best friend and devoted half side, Deanna. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, Mary Bea Trogdon and grandson Preston Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund dear to Dr. Trogdon’s heart, American Indian College Fund PO Box 172449 Denver, CO 80217 or a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff on the oncology floor of Palmetto Health Baptist and Richland for the care and compassion shown to their Dad.