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1944 James 2022

James Menville Trosclair, Sr.

July 21, 1944 — November 2, 2022

Captain, James Menville Trosclair, Sr., 78, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 8:52pm. James was a native of Dulac, LA and a longtime resident of Pensacola, FL. 

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Chauvin Funeral Home from 4:00pm until 9:00pm and continue Monday, November 7, 2022, from 9:00am until service time. Ministry Services will follow visitation on Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home at 11:00am. Burial will take place at a later date in Pensacola, FL.

Captain James Menville Trosclair, Sr. is survived by his loving companion, Shirley Jones; his sons, Joseph Mitchell Trosclair, Dennis Matthew Trosclair, Sr. (Michelle); daughters, Michelle H. Trosclair, Kimberly A. Trosclair Smith (Charles “Chuck”); grandchildren, James Trosclair, III, Mitchell Trosclair, Trent Picou, Joby Verret, Nicholas LaCroix, Desmond Trosclair, Misti Carrere, Dennis Trosclair, Jr., John Trosclair, Sr., Jacoby Trosclair, Justice Trosclair, Johi’Ra Trosclair, Jose Trosclair, Sierra Smith, Cameron Smith; and great grandchildren, John Trosclair, Jr., Justina Trosclair, Arlon Dion, Noah Dion, Journey Carrere; step-son, David Mott, step-daughter, Regina and Tabitha Mott; and many loving extended family. 

Captain Trosclair, Sr., is preceded in passing by his parents, Dennis and Hilda Francis Trosclair; brother, Daniel Trosclair, Sr., Junius Joseph Trosclair, Paul Manuel Trosclair Sr.; son, James M. Trosclair, Jr.; nephew, Paul Manuel Trosclair, Jr.; and grandson, Chance David Trosclair.

Captain Trosclair spent his life on the Mississippi River as a respected longtime Riverboat Captain. His life on the River brought him much love and fulfillment and by the time he was done he was certainly a legend among his fellow Captains.

Captain Trosclair was loved by many and he will be greatly missed. The term “give you the shirt off his back” is often used to describe one’s generosity. Captain Trosclair embodied this saying and very likely has literally given someone the shirt off his back. His love of family, his generous heart, and his love for the River is how many came to know Captain Trosclair, and they are all blessed for having crossed his path.

Fair winds and following seas Captain Trosclair. We are all better off for having known you.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of  James Menville Trosclair, Sr.


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