Troy Nelson was born April 7, 1960 in Dallas, TX to Paul and Frances and passed from this Earth suddenly on November 15, 2023. As a boy, Troy loved riding motorcycles, mowing lawns and playing football. A testament to his work ethic and character, Troy earned perfect attendance each year throughout his school career. He grew up attending Town East Baptist and at the age of 12, placed his faith in Jesus.
Surviving Troy is the love of his life, Glinda Kay Holt, who he met on an FHA field trip in March 1978. They fell in love quickly and enjoyed forty-three happy years of marriage.
Troy is also survived by two beautiful daughters, Jamie (Bubba) and Kellie who were the delight of his life. He never missed an opportunity to support his daughters and poured his life into loving them, caring for them and cheering them on every chance he received. Lately, his greatest joy was found in his 4 grandchildren: Sadie, Stella, Caleb and Shepherd. Additionally, Troy is survived by his mother, Frances Nelson, and sisters and brother, Subreana Bach, Stacey Cooley (Daryll), Trevor Nelson (Naoko) and 18 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Nelson and his beloved in-laws, Roy and Jean Holt.
Troy worked as a Geo Tech for Sun Oil & Gas, which later became Oryx and retired after 20 years with the company. He then worked for Encana Oil & Gas and RSP Permian retiring again in 2019.
Troy was a member of the Sunnyvale Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years, serving as Captain the last 25 years. He eventually became the first volunteer paramedic for the town. Rescuing people was his passion, and he loved serving his community.
Troy and Kay attended c'Life Church and volunteered in the preschool ministry, as greeters, grilling for the student ministry, hosting Community Group and D-Now in their home and helping anytime they needed extra manpower over the last 17 years.
Troy loved to camp, take cruises and road trips, but his favorite pastime was Sunnyvale Raider sporting events with Kay by his side. His booming cheers from the stands with his loud metal can and his attendance at EVERY game, no matter the distance from the Vale, earned him the title of Super Fan.
Troy's family will host a visitation at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, Texas on Friday, November 17, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. The funeral service honoring Troy's life will be at c'Life Church in Sunnyvale, Texas on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 3:00pm. A graveside service will immediately follow at Long Creek Cemetery in Sunnyvale, Texas.