Troy C. Martin
Troy is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, the former Jeannie Echo Griffin. He is survived by two sons: Stephen and wife Roxanne Youngquist Martin, of Austin, TX, and David of South Williamsport, PA; Stephen’s son Griff Martin and wife Abby Lundgren Martin and their children Blake and Jude Martin, Stephen’s daughter Abby Martin Lea and husband Jay Lea and their children Madyson and Cooper Lea, David’s stepson Alfredo Govea and wife Melissa Govea and children Cole and Lili Govea and David’s daughter Erica Marie and husband Rolando Casillas and their children Kayla, Trey, Aaliyah, and Selena (one great granddaughter Ariel predeceased him). He is also survived by a sister, Wanda Owens, of Amarillo.
Troy was a longtime member of Hyde Park Baptist Church and a founding member of Austin Baptist Church where he served as an usher and deacon. He was a member and Past Master of Round Rock Masonic Lodge No. 227 and a member and Past Patron of Round Rock Eastern Star Chapter No. 316. His favorite Bible verses were Psalm 23 and 2 Chronicles 7:14. His favorite hymns were “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.”
What his family remembers most is that Granddaddy was our quiet giant. He never spoke ill of anyone. He was devoted to Granna in sickness and health. He loved us all well. He lived the last year of his life to the fullest. Grandaddy left a legacy to each of us that will be hard to equal.
A funeral will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home. A family graveside service will be held prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Austin Baptist Church.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2017