Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX


Troy Donn Wayman

February 7, 1971January 16, 2016
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.MAJ Troy Donn Wayman, 44, passed away last Saturday at his home in Nolanville, Texas, near Fort Hood. Troy Wayman, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised in Ainsworth, Nebraska. He graduated high school in 1989 and began his career as an enlisted Soldier serving on Active Duty as an Armor Cannon Crewman. During his enlisted years he deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After his enlistment, Troy attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and served with the Nebraska National Guard working his way towards a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and participating in the university’s ROTC program. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army’s Armor Corps. Upon graduating he re-entered Active Duty in 1998 and served in Korea as an Armor Battalion Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Maintenance Officer. After graduating from the Armor Officer’s Advanced Course and Command and General’s Staff Course he was promoted to Captain and stationed at Fort Hood, Texas where he commanded HHC, III Corps and Fort Hood and was given a second command with HHC, 3-67 Armor Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. Troy was promoted to MAJ in 2008 and deployed to Iraq as the Plans Officer with 3-67 Armor Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. After his deployment to Iraq he was stationed in Saudi Arabia where he served as a trainer for the Saudi Arabia National Guard as part of Office of Personnel Management-Saudi Arabia National Guard (OPM-SANG). Troy returned to Fort Hood in 2013 and was preparing to retire in February 2016. Troy was a diehard Nebraska Cornhusker football fan but occasionally support the Texas Longhorn’s to make his wife, Ruby, happy. He was a kind and loving man always willing to help those in need. He loved being a Soldier, he loved his country, his family and his friends. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ruby, their dog Max, and their cat Sugar. He also leaves behind his step-father and step mother, Charles and Teresa Percival, Aunt Shari and husband Wes Luther, Aunt Loni and husband Larry Wolfe, Aunt Mary Halvorson, Uncle Jim White, cousins Wade, Cody, Suzie, TJ, Jessie, Mark, Heidi, Summer, Lacy, Michael, Levi, Derek, Matt and Tanner. He also leaves behind the entire Nebraska Nation. Troy served two tours in Saudi Arabia, including during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He also deployed twice to Iraq and once to Kosovo. His awards and decorations include four Meritorious Service Medals, eight Army Commendation Medals, four Iraq Campaign Medals, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge. A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday between 6:00-8:00pm at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home at 1615 S. Fort Hood St, Killeen, TX. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, 1:00pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights. His wife, Ruby, is asking anyone wishing to attend to please wear Nebraska RED in his honor.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Troy Donn Wayman

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Elliott Levenson

May 11, 2016

I just found out by reading about it in Taps in The Saber.

Troy was the first person who befriended me when I came to the Longknife Brigade in 2008.

We would go out for ribs on the Centex often.

He was a wonderful person and a fine officer.

My prayers for his wife and family.

LTC (Ret.) E.I. Levenson
4/1 Cav 2008-2009

Philip Etzkorn

April 7, 2016

I served with Troy in Iraq in 2006. He was one of the finest officers I have had the honor to serve with. You will be missed. Rest in peace Troy. God's speed.

Karsten Anderson

January 28, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with Troy's family and friends. Troy was a year ahead of me in High School in Ainsworth, NE. Troy is a patriot who loved his country and devoted his life to our nation's service.

Rest easy.

Dary Garcia

January 27, 2016

I never had the pleasure & privilege to meet Troy, but knew him through my good friend Ruby and considered him a friend. I will miss him. May he rest in peace in God's hands. - sincerely, Dary Garcia. I salute you my fellow Soldier.

Kelly Cotter

January 26, 2016

Troy was always very nice and always welcomed us into their villa for a nice meal in Saudi Arabia. My thoughts and prayers are with him and Ruby.

Danielle Beck Justice

January 25, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with Troy's family and friends.

AOBC '98

January 25, 2016

From the frozen gunnery ranges of Ft. Knox to boiling streets of Iraq. God's speed to you brother until we meet again on the Fiddlers Green.

Beth Durham-Gillett

January 25, 2016

His service to our country will never be forgotten. Keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers. Blue Star Mothers of America - Houston Texas Chapter

Karen Prewitt

January 25, 2016

Troy was a wonderful soul who devoted his life to our country. When I think of a Veteran I think of him. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

A Coworker

January 25, 2016

I'm still in shock. Troy, you were the first guy I met at the BDE, and the first guy to make me laugh. I saw deep down how good of a man you were, and big of a heart you had under all the tough guy exterior. You were a good dude, and you will be missed. God still has a purpose in this tragedy...