Ernest "Gene" Trotter, of Hixson, entered his heavenly home on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was 82 years old.Gene was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and served our country in the United States Navy. He was a Police Sergeant with the Chattanooga Police Department, retiring with over 30 years of service. Gene was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Edna Trotter; siblings, Robert and Bill Trotter; grandchildren, Heather and Jeremy Cox.Gene is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Shirley Trotter; children, Teresa Trotter, Deborah (David) Leatherwood, Linda (Scott) Cox, Kim (Charles) Miller and Anthony Trotter; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; siblings, Jimmy (Sue) Trotter, Lamar (Sue) Trotter and Judy (Judd) Lovern; many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Chapel.Services for Gene will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Barry Mayfield and Rev. Ray Williams officiating.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.