Troy Auvern Dugger was born September 13, 1928 in Washington, Oklahoma and went to be with the Lord July 6, 2021 in Oklahoma City after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born to Clarence and Rettalea Dugger. He had four sisters, Clara, June, Betty Jo and Wilma, two brothers, Wesley and Weldon.
His three daughters, DaShenna Huey (Bob), Retta Johnson (Troy), and Rhonda Shirey, were extremely blessed to have been raised by this amazing man with a heart of gold.
Troy served honorably in the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He visited the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC and was proud to reminisce about his time as a radioman.
He married Betty Ruth on June 8, 1956. Together they raised their three girls and were married 38 years at the time of Betty’s death.
He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1984 and was awarded a Certificate of Service from the Department of the Air Force in recognition of 30 years of faithful and devoted Federal Service. In his younger days, life on the farm meant he had to help out. But he was determined to finish his education so in 1968 he received his GED and was very proud of that. Then, after his retirement, he got his Real Estate license. He was always reaching higher and higher to further educate himself. His favorite past times included fishing, boating, taking things apart and putting them together again (most of the time successfully). He was a fixer and always had a solution to any problem. Organization should have been his middle name. Everything had a place and was always in its place. He was very active and loved the outdoors. Anytime anyone asked him his secret to his youthful energy his answer was “never sit down”. Most of all, he loved time with his family and his furry companion, Coco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister Clara, sister June and sister Wilma.
He is survived by his daughters, his grandchildren Lindsay Wilder (Michael), Cody Campbell (Holly), Clinton Shirey, Trevor Johnson (Rachel), and Sherry Moore (Leeman), 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends along with his beloved dog.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans organization would be appreciated. Donations can be made in Troy’s name by going to https://www.dav.org/ways-to-give/ and clicking on the “Ways to Donate” section.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
All funeral services will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home. A time of viewing will be held on Monday, July 12th from 2pm to 7pm. Troy’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 13th at 10:30 am with interment to follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 7/13/2021 at 10:25 AM, Central Standard Time.