Troy Ray Waggoner, 81, died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013, in Duncan, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Lovett officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery.
There will be a family and friends visitation Sunday at the funeral home from 4-5 p.m.
Troy was born April 30, 1932, in Roswell, New Mexico, to Glen and Verna Waggoner.
He attended Berrendo Grade School, Roswell Junior High and graduated from Roswell High School in 1951.
He and Wynemia Booth were married April 27, 1951, in Roswell. Troy joined the United States Army during the Korean War. Basic training was at Fort Ord, California, with a tour of duty in Japan.
Troy was employed 23 years by the Roswell Fire Department, retiring in 1990. Troy and Wynemia moved to Duncan in April 2011.
He enjoyed rodeos, antiques, “flipping” houses, playing his guitar and singing gospel music with the family and later with the residents of Sterling House in Duncan.
He is survived by his wife, Wynemia, of Sterling House; a brother, Bobby and Winona Waggoner of Elkins, Arkansas, and a sister, Maureen Graveline of Roswell. He is also survived by caregivers: his niece, Kathy and Steve Lovett of Marlow, Okla., and his brother-in-law, George and Sharon Booth of Roswell; his sisters-in-law, Janis Booth Pollock of Duncan, Joyce Booth Ramsey Kirk of Roswell and Pat Booth Draves and husband Ed of Houston, Texas, and many nieces, nephews and friends that also mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George (Buck) and Brooksie Booth; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Ethel Waggoner; nephew, Robert Graveline; and close friends as well as his brothers-in-law, Marion Pollock and Leon Ramsey.
Pallbearers will be: George Booth, Steve Lovett, Steve Pollock, Craig Lovett, Brett Lovett and David Lovett. Honorary bearers are his nephews from Waggoner and Booth families and his longtime friend, Ronnie Rice.
The family wishes to thank the staff and friends of Sterling House for the special care, love, friendship and fellowship shown to Troy and Wynemia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at: granthamfuneralhomes. com.