A Delaware native and former U.S. Marine who left a mark on the educational and community landscape in LaRue County has died.
Roger Truitt, 72, died while vacationing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. He had spent the day fishing and while changing for bed, Truitt suffered a massive coronary and later died at a medical facility in Avon, N.C., his family said.
“I’m just heartbroken,” said Rita Williams, who was a member of the school board that promoted Truitt to superintendent. She later served alongside him in Hodgenville city government.