Joseph Leroy Troxel

August 18, 1946October 22, 2018

Joseph Leroy Troxel, age 72, of Sophia, North Carolina passed away on Monday October 22, 2018. Joseph was born August 18, 1946 in Bristol, Virginia to the late Wanda and Brownlo Troxel.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Linda Troxel; son, Brian Lee Troxel; step son, Raymie McFarland; step daughter, Ashley Wardlaw; six grandchildren, Hannah Troxel, Christian, Carter, Colten Mcfarland, Dylan and Alexis Wardlaw; and his brother Steve Troxel of South Carolina.

Joseph was employed as an operations manager with Guilford County for 36 years as well as the High Point Police Reserve Officers Team for 24 years. Joseph enjoyed fishing; camping and serving his Lord at church were his loves. He also had a great love for giving himself to family, his children and grandchildren whom he adored. To his wife Linda, he was ever giving.

A memorial service and celebration of life for Joseph will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Midway School Road Baptist Church, 6735 Midway School Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Troxel family.


  • Brownlo Troxel, Father
  • Wanda Troxel, Mother
  • Linda Troxel, Wife


  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 28, 2018

Joseph Leroy Troxel

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June Weavers

October 27, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss. Haleigh remembers her grandfather always talking about Leroy. May your memories provide you with comfort.

June, Bill, Haleigh, and Hayden Weavers

Bob Branning

October 24, 2018

It was a pleasure serving with Leroy on the High Point Police Reserves. Please know that the family is in my prayers and may you be comforted during this trying time.

Carolyn Hill

October 23, 2018

Leroy and I were in the same class going through school. Lloyd and I moved away for 47 years, returning 3 years ago. I didn’t have the opportunity to reunite with Leroy after we moved back but we did get to know Brian, his son. Brian is like family for Lloyd and I. We’re sure Leroy was so very proud of Brian, as proud as we are of him. Brian provided Leroy with a beautiful, intelligent granddaughter, Hannah. Hannah has always tried to share time with Leroy when she's in the area. I know they are both feeling the loss of father and grandfather. We can only pray for their own feeling of loss. But they can rejoice in Leroy's place in Heaven awaiting the time when they join him again one day. We love you, Brian and Hannah.
Lloyd and Carolyn Hill
Charlie, Rusty, JoJo, and Max

Sherry Ashby

October 23, 2018

I will forever remember LeRoy singing "New Kid In Town" in our Christmas program. It was beautiful and he was so humble as he sang. He was a true man of God and he made a lasting impression on me. I will forever remember him fondly. Love and prayers to my friend, Linda.

High Point Police Retirees Association

October 23, 2018

To the Troxel Family;

Leroy will be missed. He was a great asset to the City of High Point and to the High Point Police Department, as he donated his time (23 years) to serve in the capacity of a Reserve Police Officer. It is a tough job for those Officers who are paid to do the job, but it speaks volumnes as to someone who spends many hours, nights, weekends and Holidays (away from his own family) to do the same job for no payment, except knowing that they have helped people, sometimes in there darkest hour.

We enjoyed having Leroy and Linda join us at our Retirees breakfast when he was able to. God Bless the family and we look forward to seeing Leroy again with all the other Retirees who have gone before us.