Sergeant Troy Wayne Hillard, age 73, went to be with the Lord on September 10th, 2021. Troy lived an amazing life, filled with love, family, and most importantly, Jesus Christ.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Harvest Connexion Church, 4808 S. Bonham St., with Curtis House officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Troy was born in Nocona, Texas to Dorothy Virginia Spivey and Troy Cleveland Hillard on June 24th, 1948. Troy followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the United States Military. Troy served as a United States Marine in the Vietnam War as an Engineer Equipment Operator and received two good conduct medals. Troy continued his military career by joining the Army National Guard, eventually retiring, and receiving a meritorious service medal.
Troy Wayne Hillard was united in marriage with Angelia Kay Grice May 29th, 1970. Troy was a brave and strong person who had a love for his wife that was evident all throughout their marriage. Troy, who was quite the jokester, loved golfing with his sons, his grandson Bryce, and many friends. Troy also enjoyed his coffee, reading his bible, and talking with his wife, Angie.
Troy is preceded in death by his father and mother, and his twin brothers.
Troy is survived by his wife, Angie Hillard, and children; Brandon Hillard and wife Brooke, Ryan Hillard, and Lindsey Bradley and husband Ron. Troy is also survived by his four siblings, Jimmie Hillard, Kay Langford, Fay Brown and husband Wayne, and Vicki Lovett; sisters-in-law, Linda McCurdy and Kim Cook; and brother-in-law, Kevin Grice.
Those left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren; Shelbie Hillard and fiancé Sean, Braden Hillard, Tanner Bradley, Madisyn Shively and husband Andrew, Jaelynn Rickwartz and husband Dalton, Coulson Hillard, and Bryce Hillard. He is also survived by three great-grandbabies, Brett Shively, Daxtyn Rickwartz, and Oaklynn Rickwartz, that have yet to make their entrance into the world, however, they will grow up hearing stories of their silly, yet loving Papa.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and doctors at NWTH for being so compassionate and caring while he was in the hospital. The family would also like to thank NWTH MICU for the care that they provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given in Troy’s name to Harvest Connexion Church for their new building.
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.