“Doc” R. Trussell, 78, of Lakeside died Monday [April 17, 2000]. He was born in Simsboro, La. Mr. Trussell was retired after working as a master plumber, and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He belonged to Plumbers Union Local 230 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5867.
Survivors include his daughters, Ginger Hovenic of Poway and Sheila Herrera of Bellingham, Wash.; sons, Pat Trussell of Valley Center, Mike Trussell of La Mesa and John Trussell of Santee; sister, Melba Stokes of Louisiana; brothers, George and John Trussell of Louisiana; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow, Lakeside-Santee Funeral Chapel, 9840 Maine Ave., Lakeside, with interment to follow at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma.