Thomas Troup, 88, of Paducah, formerly of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Superior Care Home.
Thomas retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer with 28 years of service. Thomas served his country during World War II, Korean, and Vietnam wars. He held memberships in Fleet Reserve Association, Vietnam Veterans of America Local Chapter #337, American Legion, and was a Kentucky Colonel. After retirement from the U.S. Navy, Thomas was a federal police officer for several years.
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Lynn (Debby) Smith and husband Mike of Lone Oak; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his wife, Judith Heathcoat Bradford Troup; his parents, Fleming Elmore Troup and Lillie Ethel Collette Troup; six sisters, Betty Spurlock, Willie Hunter, Nellie Sadler, Mary Lou Cross, Gracie Hunter, Mildred Payne; two brothers, Tyree Troup and Eugene Troup. All of the siblings resided in Huntsville, Ala., at the time of their death.
Services will be held Thursday, May, 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Paul Wingfield and Jamie Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Military honors. Friends may call Wednesday, May 8, 2013, after 4 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner& Orr Funeral Home.
Expression of sympathy may be made to: Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1767; or www.nmcrs.org.
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