Troy Lee White, aged 78 years, of Troy passed away suddenly at his home during the morning hours of Thursday, December 28, 2017. Troy was born on the 22nd day of December 1939 in Walkersville, West Virginia to Vera Adeline White.
To his family Troy was a man that was larger than life. He possessed the wisdom of someone who had been through more than anyone should have to go through in a lifetime and when he spoke he never just “talked”; the words spoken were the things you needed to pay attention to. He didn’t stay up to date with the latest political antics and was not a rich or business savvy man but loyalty and honor to his friends and family were two things that Troy knew very well.
In his earlier years Troy attended school and graduated from Walkersville High School. During the Vietnam War he answered his nations call and enlisted into the United States Army. Troy eventually would end up surviving three separate tours of duty to the Republic of Vietnam having earned while he was there the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Silver Service Stars and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal along with several other accommodations and accolades. After the war he had decided to make the military his career. He retired from the United States Army after have served over 20 years.
Ft. Hood would be how Troy arrived in the central Texas area. He met and married Margaret Kirkpatrick in Lampasas while stationed at Ft. Hood and they would spend the next 38 years together. He was a member of the Ft. Hood Hunting Club at one time; he was a Baptist and had been a resident of Bell County since 1995.
He is preceded in death by his mother Vera, 1 sister Genevieve McClung and 1 brother Butch White.
Troy leaves to cherish his memory his wife Margaret of Troy and his 6 children Tim White of West, Mary Stanolis of Temple, Rhonda White of West Virginia, Vera Hicks of Oregon as well as Troy White and Michael White both of Pennsylvania. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Service for Troy will be held at a later date with his ashes being taken back to West Virginia.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.