OBITUARY

Troy Green Smallwood

March 27, 1927July 18, 2018

Troy Smallwood went to be with his Lord and Savior.

We celebrate the life and adventures of Troy Smallwood. The Lord blessed all of us who knew him with 91 years of service to his Lord and family. Throughout Troy’s life his priorities were God, family, and country. He served his Lord with distinction throughout his life serving as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and everyday witness to the amazing love of his Father. As a husband he loved his faithful wife, Ruth, fully through 70 years of marriage. He raised each of his children in the knowledge of the Lord and prepared them well for the life ahead. In service to his country, he gave 24 years to the US Army serving in the 82nd Airborne and two wars: World War II and the Korean War.

Troy enjoyed talking about the Lord and knew scripture like the back of his hand. He loved spending time with his family through activities like camping and fishing. He enjoyed his walks and playing on the harmonica. Of all the activities the one in which he found the most individual satisfaction was gardening where he would spend hours tilling the ground and preparing it for planting, watering and feeding, and finally to harvest the fruit (or vegetables) of his labor. Amazing how one of his greatest passions emulated the One he served. Through it all you could always count on hearing the soft loving whistle of a man content with his life.

Thank you for your loving example of serving our Lord.

Until we meet again.... in heaven.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Troy Green Smallwood

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Leanne Allen LaFountain

August 3, 2018

I remember when Aunt Ruth and Uncle Troy would stop by my parents house with their camper for a few days on their way to and from up north. When they would leave I would run into the pasture and stand by the highway so I could wave as they drove by. Uncle Troy and I spent countless hours making mud pies in the driveway and taking walks. Walking to McDonalds was a fun treat! I can still feel his hugs and hear his voice saying how much he loved me. When he met my daughter for the first time it was like he was in disbelief that she was mine. We sat and reminisced about what he remembered from me being a
little girl. ❤️
Uncle Troy,
So many of my childhood memories include you. Thank you for your love and the memories. You were a man like no other. Now you are a part of our heavenly kingdom watching over us. Until we meet again...I love you.

Kay Watson

August 3, 2018

I remember growing up. Spending time with the family. I remember going to Oklahoma to the base where he was stationed. Him showing us around. I remember Uncle Troy always had a big smile gentle heart and love for all of us. He never turned us away never a harsh word. Just lots of love and laughter. You Will be truly miss. Prayers to the whole family. Love your cousin Kay

FROM THE FAMILY