Troy K. Norman
Troy Kenneth Norman, 76, of Uvalde died on July 27, 2018, at his residence.
A memorial open house will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Frio Cielo Ranch, 308 River Road, Uvalde.
He was born on July 13, 1942, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Mary Lila (Pierce) and Troy Allen Norman.
Before retiring, the family says he was a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a massage therapist, and owner of a construction company. He was a life-long learner who enjoyed history, museums and documentaries.
He loved his family and enjoyed traveling with his wife. The family says he was dedicated to her happiness; and he was a man of uncommon character and resolve who faced life with steadfast courage, a pillar of strength.
At the home he shared with his wife on the Frio Cielo Ranch he enjoyed the river, the wildlife and the tranquility of the area. His home became a frequent gathering place for family and friends. He could often be found cooking in the outdoor kitchen.
He is survived by his wife, Dena Marie Taylor of Uvalde; two daughters, Veronica Norman Sullivan and husband, Joseph, of San Antonio and Lydia Denise Norman of Mississippi; son, Brian Shane Norman and wife, Anne, of New Jersey; stepson, Taylor Simon of New York; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Bradley Sullivan and wife, Carolyn, James Matthew Sullivan, Mary Lila Norman, Christopher Ryan Davis and wife, Michelle, Brent Colby Davis and wife, Krystle, Jeffrey Pierce Norman, and Brian Kenneth Norman; 10 great-grandchildren; and his dog, Texas Pete.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Ann Lunday; and two sisters, Arweita Sue McDonald, and Arneita Ann Norman.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org; the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org; or the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com