2012-11-01 / Obituaries

Troy Robert Whitford

Troy Robert Whitford, 43, of Houston, passed away Oct. 24, 2012, in his home. His passing came less than one month after the sudden death of his older brother, Todd Jay Whitford of Frederick, Md.

Born in Albuquerque, N.M., Troy was the beloved son of Jan and Barbara Whitford of Jamestown. Besides his parents, he’s survived by his wife, Sonia Whitford, a daughter, Jennifer Whitford, and a son, Christopher Whitford, all of Houston. He is also survived by his brother John Greubel of Longs, S.C., and brothers Joe and Jeff Greubel of St. Louis.

Troy had a hard life, afflicted early by addictions to alcohol and drugs, but had turned his life around just over 20 years ago, staying sober for the most part, raising his family and working as a mechanic. He was solidly devoted to his disabled son, giving the sweet child 24/7 care while his wife became the breadwinner. However, his addiction to alcohol, lying dormant, resurfaced with a vengeance and the lethal combination of alcohol and firearms took his life.

Services will be held in Houston at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests only your prayers for all the families and victims of the devastating disease of alcoholism.

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