Bill Joe Troth, 83, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his home. Private services will be held at a later date. He was born November 24, 1928 in Cass County, MO to the late Olin and Neva (Park) Troth. Bill enjoyed volunteering for the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Jaycees. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Korean War. Bill founded Columbia Electronics and Central Mobilphone. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sons, David & Paul (Pamela) all of Hartsburg, grandchildren, Michael (Jami), Brooke and John Troth as well as great-grandchildren, Jayce and Brody. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army.