Troy Adam Wofford
June 27, 1972 – November 3, 2018
Troy Adam Wofford, age 46, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on Saturday November 3, 2018. Troy was born June 27, 1972 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Reed and SeLena Wofford.
Troy graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1991. While in high school he met Paula Melton. There was always something between them but the timing wasn't right until years later when they reconnected in 2013. They became inseparable and were married on October 23.
Troy worked for Winsor Plastic after school for many years, then began work with APL logistics, where he dedicated 14 years. In January he received his diagnosis but that didn't stop him from living. He enjoyed cooking and going to rock concerts such as Rush, Slayer and Pink Floyd. A movie buff for all genres, he also loved spending time with his family and being at the lake.
A shy, straight-forward man, Troy was loving, generous and kind. He was an avid artist, mainly creating abstract work with paint, watercolors and color pencils. An all around good person, he was soft spoken with a giving heart.
Troy is survived by his wife, Paula Melton Wofford; parents Reed and SeLena Wofford, brother Bruce Wofford, sister-in-law Melva Wofford, brother David Wofford, sister-in-law Katrina Wofford, brother Joe Wofford, sister-in-law Janice Wofford; sister Lisa McKelvey, brother-in-law Casey McKelvey, sister Michelle Ramirez, brother-in-law Fernando Ramirez, brother Joshua Wofford and sister-in-law Christina Wofford; step-child Jacob Narvaez, step-child Crystal Narvaez, step-child Chloe Narvaez, seven nieces and nine nephews.
Troy was preceded in death by grandparents William "Bill" and Melba Wofford; grandparents William Dennis Hester and Ruby Bateman Hester; uncles Dennis Ray Hester and William Lee Wofford; aunt Dorothy Wofford and nephew Joe Wofford.
A funeral service for Troy will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2010 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75051.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Troy's name to a Pancreatic Cancer Research Center.
Serving as pallbearers are Bruce Wofford, David Wofford, Joe Wofford, Joshua Wofford and Jacob Narvaez.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grandprairiefh.com for the Wofford family.
- Paula Melton Wofford, Wife
- Reed Wofford, Father
- SeLena Wofford, Mother
- Bruce Wofford, Brother
- Melva Wofford, Sister-in-law
- David Wofford, Brother
- Katrina Wofford, Sister-in-law
- Joe Wofford, Brother
- Janice Wofford, Sister-in-law
- Lisa McKelvey, Sister
- Casey McKelvey, Brother-in-law
- Michelle Ramirez, Sister
- Fernando Ramirez, Brother-in-law
- Joshua Wofford, Brother
- Christina Wofford, Sister-in-law
- Jacob Narvaez, Step-Children
- Crystal Narvaez, Step-daughter-inlaw
- Chloe Narvaez, Step-Children
- - Seven, Niece
- - Nine, Nephew
- Joe Wofford, Nephew
- Bruce Wofford, Active
- David Wofford, Active
- Joe Wofford, Active
- Joshua Wofford, Active
- Jacob Narvaez, Active
- Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
Troy Adam Wofford
November 9, 2018
Troy was an incredible man. I had the pleasure of working with him for 5 years and he was my "go-to" guy. If I needed something done and done right, I called on Troy because I knew he would do the job to perfection. He will be missed by all of his co-workers as he impacted all of us in some way. Rest in peace brother and thanks for all the memories.
November 9, 2018
Hello, my name is Diana (Sloan) Davis. I went to high school with Troy. He was always soft spoken and so very nice. Never saw him be mean to anybody. I'm so sorry for his family's loss as I was also friends with his brother Joe. We lost touch after graduation but I will always remember him.
November 8, 2018
Troy made the best chocolate ice cream ever, but his coffee was a little too strong for my taste. We shared coffee and donuts in my office many times along with a few chuckles and tears. I have never met anyone more dedicated to his job. Even to the end, he still called in everyday. May God hold you close Troy.
Ginger Castillo (Lamb)
November 7, 2018
What I remember most about Troy was he always had good vibes, the biggest brightest smile and he treated everyone equally. The one memory I have that I hold dear is just an innocent memory of just being teenagers hanging out by the pool. We were hanging with mutual friends, Chris Tate and Sarah Moore. We were listening to the radio as we always did by the pool. It was getting late almost time for us to all go back home. In the Still of the Night by Whitesnake came on and we turned it up and of course started jamming and being silly. The little guy came out of his shell like I had never seen him before and was singing in his hairbrush and playing the air guitar. So from that moment on I always remembered that moment with Sarah, Chris and Troy and now, as I already did, will even more so, think of him when I hear that song. He was asking about Paula that night. I am so glad he took my advice that night and he finally got his girl. He was so shy and he did not know how he would get Paula's attention but it's great to know he finally did. It is also great to know that he knew the greatest love of all in our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is finally home. He is the wind we feel on our face, the warmth we feel from the sun, the electric guitar we hear in some of his favorite songs. He lives on. Paula and the rest of the Woffard family, you are heavy on my heart right now and in my prayers. I wish I could be home to say goodbye. All my love! -Gin