Troy Kenneth Norman, born July 13, 1942 to Troy Allen Norman and Mary Lila Pierce, departed this life on July 27, 2018 with his loving wife Dena Marie Taylor by his side. He is survived by wife, Dena; children Veronica Norman Sullivan (Joseph), Lydia Denise Norman, Brian Shane Norman (Anne), and stepson Taylor Simon; grandchildren Kenneth Bradley Sullivan (Carolyn), James Matthew Sullivan, Mary Lila Norman, Christopher Ryan Davis (Michelle), Brent Colby Davis (Krystle), Jeffrey Pierce Norman, and Brian Kenneth Norman,10 great-grandchildren and his baby dog Texas Pete. Troy was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia Ann Lunday, and sisters Arweita Sue & Arneita Ann.
Before his retirement Troy was a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a massage therapist, and owner of a construction company.
Troy loved his family and enjoyed traveling with Dena. As a husband he was wholly dedicated to Dena's happiness, and can never be replaced. He was a man with uncommon character and resolve. He faced every situation with steadfast courage. He was a pillar of strength. He was a life-long learner and enjoyed history, museums, & documentaries.
Troy ultimately found tremendous joy at the home he shared with Dena on the Frio Cielo Ranch which became a frequent gathering place for family and friends. There he enjoyed the river, the wildlife and the tranquility of the area. He could frequently be found cooking in the outdoor kitchen.
Troy was loved by all and his passing has left a hole in many hearts.
Donations may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
A memorial open house will be held at 308 River Road in Frio Cielo Ranch, Uvalde, Texas on August 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a very special loving and kind lady and I know you brought great joy and happiness to Troy. May your wonderful memories carry you through this sad time.
Debbie LaddSan Antonio, TX
Dena, I just saw this today on Facebook. I am so sorry. I thought he was doing ok. You can call me anytime . Phone # is 814-270-0905. Cheryl
Cheryl BilkaHollidaysburg, PA
Troy will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.
Veronica, Lydia, & Shane - my prayers are with you and your families for the loss of your Dad. I remember Uncle Troy as a very kind, gentle, likeable and fun guy to be around. It had been many years since I had seen him, but I remember him laughing and smiling in that sort of mischievous way that always made me glad to be around him. Sending my love to you all. Your cousin, Susan Reynolds-Barnes
Susan Reynolds-BarnesFordyce, AR
To Lydia and family May God ease your pain .
Knowing he is with our Savior
Tony AndersonJacksonville, AR