Hershel Lee Troxtel, age 65, of Somerset, passed away on Monday, May, 15, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. 

He was born on April 12, 1952 in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Andrew and Sarah Nevels Troxtel.  Hershel was a retired machinist with Tecumseh Products Manufacturing in Somerset.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and making people laugh especially by telling funny stories.  Hershel was of the Baptist faith and will be sadly missed by those who loved him.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother; Donald Troxtel and two sisters; Lucille Adams and Darlene Bowman.

He is survived by the love of his life and companion; Kimberly New of Somerset, his sons; McClayn Troxtel and Nelson West of Somerset; his daughters; Michelle and (William) Cook and Kasey Renfro all of Somerset, his brothers; Bob Troxtel, Thurman and (Sherry) Troxtel, Jim Troxtel, Gene Troxtel, Ray Troxtel and Jack (Janie) Troxtel all of Somerset, his sister; Anna Faye and (Gary Wayne) Warren, his grandchildren; Micha Hall, Samantha Myers, Logan and Ashton Renfro and Quinton and Austin West, his ex-wife and mother of his children; Judy Phillips of Science Hill and an unborn great-granddaughter, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home, the Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Larry Butte officiating. Burial will be in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jeff Hudson, Lewis Dalton, William Cook, Brett Goodpaster, Kris Abbott and Nelson West.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home in entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Hershel Lee Troxtel.