VisitationRice Funeral Service - Claremore
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
Troy was born October 17, 1962, in Boulder City, Nevada. He passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Troy was a resident of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at the time of his passing. He lived in Broken Arrow for several years.
Troy's early education was in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona. His family moved to Miami, Oklahoma his Sophomore year of High School and then moved to Claremore, Oklahoma. Troy graduated from Claremore High School in 1981. Troy was active in scouting throughout his childhood and played the saxophone in band through high school. Troy attended Oklahoma State University for a few years. He also attended Spartan School of Aeronautics, where he received his A & P license. Troy worked different jobs in high school and through college. While attending Spartan School of Aeronautics he began working for UPS, loading trucks. Troy continued to work for UPS and worked his way up to a delivery driver. He worked for UPS until 2015.
Troy bought his first house while working in Stillwater and going to school. He bought and sold several different rental properties over the years. In fact, he owned the house that two of his nieces and nephew lived in while they went to college. Troy loved gardening and was very good at landscaping. The landscaping at his home always looked amazing.
Troy loved his family very much, especially his nieces and nephew. He always made sure they had something for Christmas, Birthday's and when they graduated high school. He had several great friends and a good heart. He helped a lot of his friends over the years.
Troy was preceded in death by dear friends, who were close to him and loved ones. He was surrounded by his family when he passed. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Marilyn Winford of Claremore, OK, his older sister, Shonna Payne and husband Mitch of Claremore, OK and his younger sister, Sherri Cruce and husband, Jerry of Claremore, OK. Additionally, Troy is survived by nieces and their husbands, SaLinda Daniel and Ryan, Shianne Taylor, Kamden Breshears and Kenny, and Jentry Cruce, his nephew and wife, Wesley Payne and Sara, and fourteen great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Rice Funeral Home, Claremore, OK. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Claremore, OK.
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